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The stability of a spherical Nebula
  • J. Jeans
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
It is usual to take as the theoretical basis of the nebular hypothesis the established fact that the equilibrium of a rotating mass of liquid becomes unstable as soon as the rotation exceeds a
Origin of Cosmic Radiation.
THE frequency ν of radiation can be deduced from its absorption μ by means of the well-known formula of Klein and Nishina,1 which can be put in the form This gives frequencies which agree well with
The Stability of a Spherical Nebula
1. The object of the present paper can be best explained by referring to a sentence which occurs in a paper by Professor G. H. Darwin. This is as follows:— “The principal question involved in the
Problems of Cosmology and Stellar Dynamics
1. Introductory chapter 2. General dynamical principles 3. Ellipsoidal configurations of equilibrium 4. The gravitational potential of a distorted ellipsoid 5. Pear-shaped configurations of
The Structure of the Universe
THE earliest astronomy was geocentric, the earth J. being supposed to be the centre of the whole universe. This view was not based on astronomical evidence, but had its roots in man's self-esteem, in