Tomography of collisionless stellar systems

@article{Ciotti1994TomographyOC,
  title={Tomography of collisionless stellar systems},
  author={Luca Ciotti},
  journal={Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy},
  year={1994},
  volume={60},
  pages={401-407}
}
  • L. Ciotti
  • Published 9 August 1994
  • Mathematics
  • Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
In this paper the concept of tomography of a collisionless stellar system of general shape is introduced, and a generalization of the Projected Virial Theorem is obtained. Applying the tomographic procedure we then derive a new family of virial equations which coincides with the already known ones for spherically symmetric systems. This result is obtained without any use of explicit expressions for the line-of-sight velocity dispersion, or spherical coordinate system. 
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