The Dynamical Instability of Gaseous Masses Approaching the Schwarzschild Limit in General Relativity.

  title={The Dynamical Instability of Gaseous Masses Approaching the Schwarzschild Limit in General Relativity.},
  author={Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
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 base for determining the characteristic frequencies of oscillation is established. It provides a convenient method for obtaining sufficient conditions for the occurrence of dynamical instability. The principal result of the analysis is the demonstration that the Newtonian lower limit f, for the ratio… 

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