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Magnetically distorted polytropes

III: Radial, non-radial, toroidal and transverse shear modes of oscillation

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The oscillations of a gaseous polytrope with a magnetic field having both a toroidal and a poloidal component are examined using the second-order tensor virial equations on the assumption that the magnetic energy is small compared with the gravitational energy. The frequencies of oscillation of the transverse shear, the toroidal and the coupled pulsation modes are tabulated for polytropic indicesn=1, 1.5, 2, 3 and 3.5. It is found that the magnetic field decreases the frequency of oscillation of (i) the transverse shear mode and (ii) the mode which starts as a radial pulsation in the absence of a magnetic field while it increases the frequency of oscillation of (i) the toroidal mode and (ii) the Kelvin mode. In all cases the shift in frequency decreases with increasingn.

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Sood, N.K., Trehan, S.K. Magnetically distorted polytropes. Astrophys Space Sci 33, 165–172 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00646016

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  • Magnetic Field
  • Magnetic Energy
  • Transverse Shear
  • Pulsation Mode
  • Shear Mode