Star distribution around a massive black hole in a globular cluster

@article{Bahcall1976StarDA,
  title={Star distribution around a massive black hole in a globular cluster},
  author={John N. Bahcall and Richard A. Wolf},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1976},
  volume={209},
  pages={214-232}
}
To predict the likely distribution of stars around a massive black hole in the core of a cluster of stars, an equation of the Fokker-Planck type is derived that describes the diffusion of stars in the 1/r gravitational well of the black hole, by star-star gravitational collisions. The main assumptions are: (1) the distribution of stars is described by a single-particle distribution function that is shperically symmetric in coordinate space and approximately isotropic in velocity space; (2) the… 
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