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This worthy ebook provides chosen papers of S Chandrasekhar, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 and a systematic colossal renowned for his prolific and huge contributions to astrophysics, physics and utilized arithmetic. The reader will locate right here such a lot of Chandrasekhar's articles that ended in significant advancements in a variety of parts of physics and astrophysics. There also are articles of a favored and ancient nature, in addition to a few hitherto unpublished fabric in line with Chandrasekhar's talks at meetings. each one element of the e-book comprises annotations by way of the editor.

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For the special case of polytropes, a formula equivalent to (80) was derived by Clement (1965, eq. [65]). The present formulation of the variational principle with the trial function selected according to equation (33) is now seen to imply no loss of generality, since it leads to equation (80) which, in view of Clement's work, is exact. J c^ c) The Evaluation of a? for Distorted Polytropes As we have already stated, the form which equation (80) takes for polytropes was derived by Clement. 0 and for various values of 7.

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J. Ostriker and Mr. J. Mark for providing us with the results of their exact numerical integrations for rapidly rotating polytropes. [286] By choosing ac as the unit of length and 0 as the unit of frequency, we can rewrite equation (118) in the form v = - + f r 2 sin2 &, (123) r if i/Roche is measured in the unit (GMQ)213; and we suppose that U (also measured in the same unit) is some determinate function only of v. Accordingly, the corresponding form of the function S of equations (88) is S = S(r,»,s)=j+%rHl-S)-v[U(s)].

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