Disk Stability

J. A. Sellwood
1983 Symposium - International astronomical union  
What has prevented the formation of a strong bar in the majority of disc galaxies? No truly satisfactory answer has yet been given to this question and the difficulty remains a major obstacle to our understanding of the dynamics of these systems. In this review, I will discuss the implications of recent studies of this problem.
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