Monopolar Pulsar Spin-Down

Abstract

A multipole spin-down equation based on a monopolar term is derived from the general expression ν̇ = −f(ν, t) and used to study pulsar evolution. We show that the time-independent version of such equation cannot reproduce the observed properties of pulsars and conclude that there is no equation of the form ν̇ = −f(ν) consistent with the P − Ṗ diagram and… (More)

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