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The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes
In a course of lectures on the ‘underlying mathematical structures of classical gravitation theory’ given in 1978, Brandon Carter began with the statement ‘If I had been asked five years ago to
Dynamical friction. I. General considerations: the coefficient of dynamical friction
In this paper it is shown that a star must experience dynamical friction, i.e., it must suffer from a systematic tendency to be decelerated in the direction of its motion. 'This dynamical friction
Magnetic fields in spiral arms
In this paper two independent methods are described for estimating the magnetic field in the spiral arm in which we are located. The first method is based on an interpretation of the dispersion (of
The Dynamical Instability of Gaseous Masses Approaching the Schwarzschild Limit in General Relativity.
ABSTRACT In this paper the theory of the infinitesimal, baryon-number conserving, adiabatic, radial oscillations of a gas sphere is developed in the framework of general relativity. A variational
The maximum mass of ideal white dwarfs
The theory of thepolytropic gas spheres in conjunction with the equation of state of arelativislically degenerate electrongas leads to aunique value for the mass of a star built on this model. This
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