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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 within a halo of a given mass, i.e., the number of galaxies with stellar luminosities within range L +/- dL/2 that reside in a halo of mass M. As such, it is an extension of a Luminosity Function including the additional parameter of the halo mass.


Referenced by:
Conditional Stellar Mass Function (CSMF)