Equilibrium and Stability of a Nonrotating Flat Gravitating Layer

  • A. M. Fridman
  • V. L. Polyachenko

Abstract

In the present chapter which essentially has an introductory purpose we shall restrict ourselves when investigating stability to the simplest model— that of a nonrotating flat layer. This model will permit us a rather detailed study of the properties of two important instabilities of gravitating systems: Jeans and anisotropic (see Introduction). More realistic models of flattened gravitating systems are also subject to these instabilities, provided that similar conditions hold. A somewhat more complicated rotating layer model will be considered later (see Chapter V).

Keywords

Dust Anisotropy Assure Summing Tame 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Fridman
    • 1
  • V. L. Polyachenko
    • 1
  1. 1.AstrosovetMoscow Sh-17USSR

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