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conditional luminosity function

(function characterizing luminosity of galaxies with a given halo mass)

The conditional luminosity function (CLF) computes the average number of galaxies with luminosity within a range interval, given the mass of the surrounding halo, i.e., the number of galaxies with stellar luminosities within range L +/- dL/2 that reside in some halo of mass M. As such, it is an extension of a luminosity function including the additional parameter of the halo mass. The CLF is used in cosmological simulations.


Referenced by:
conditional stellar mass function (CSMF)