The Ω0Dependence of the Evolution of ξ(r)
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The evolution of the two-point correlation function, xi(r,z), and the
pairwise velocity dispersion, sigma(r,z), for both the matter and halo
population, in three different cosmological models:
(Omega_M,Omega_Lambda)=(1,0), (0.2,0) and (0.2,0.8) are described. If the
evolution of xi is parameterized by xi(r,z)=(1+z)^{-(3+eps)}xi(r,0), where
xi(r,0)=(r/r_0)^{-gamma}, then eps(mass) ranges from 1.04 +/- 0.09 for (1,0) to
0.18 +/- 0.12 for (0.2,0), as measured by the evolution of at 1 Mpc (from z ~ 5
to the present epoch). For halos, eps depends on their mean overdensity. Halos
with a mean overdensity of about 2000 were used to compute the halo two-point
correlation function tested with two different group finding algorithms: the
friends of friends and the spherical overdensity algorithm. It is certainly
believed that the rate of growth of this xihh will give a good estimate of the
evolution of the galaxy two-point correlation function, at least from z ~ 1 to
the present epoch. The values we get for eps(halos) range from 1.54 for (1,0)
to -0.36 for (0.2,0), as measured by the evolution of xi(halos) from z ~ 1.0 to
the present epoch. These values could be used to constrain the cosmological
scenario. The evolution of the pairwise velocity dispersion for the mass and
halo distribution is measured and compared with the evolution predicted by the
Cosmic Virial Theorem (CVT). According to the CVT, sigma(r,z)^2 ~ G Q rho(z)
r^2 xi(r,z) or sigma proportional to (1+z)^{-eps/2}. The values of eps measured
from our simulated velocities differ from those given by the evolution of xi
and the CVT, keeping gamma and Q constant: eps(CVT) = 1.78 +/- 0.13 for (1,0)
or 1.40 +/- 0.28 for (0.2,0).