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The arguments against the magnetic alternative given by Katz (1994) are discussed. Our conclusion is that the major problem regarding this alternative to dark matter is the flaring of the disk as suggested by Cuddeford and Binney (1993). We propose that the study of the equilibrium in the vertical direction should be carried out in dwarf spirals. Magnetic tension could alter the rotation curve of spiral galaxies but is not able to eliminate the necessity of dark matter.
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