Disk formation and structure*
Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Published online: 23 September 2015
In this chapter, we cover the formation of protoplanetary disk as a natural byproduct of the gravitational collapse of a slowly rotating, hydrostatic cloud. We also summarise the structure of such a disk as it results from hydrostatic equilibrium and viscous accretion.
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