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Gravitational physics of stellar and galactic systems

Author: William C Saslaw
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Series: Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text describes the gravitational interactions and evolution of astronomical systems on all scales, from small groups of stars through galaxies and clusters of galaxies to the Universe itself. It  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William C Saslaw
ISBN: 052123431X 9780521234313
OCLC Number: 10825297
Description: xvii, 491 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. Idealized homogeneous systems - basic ideas and gentle relaxation; 2. Infnite inhomogeneous systems - galaxy clustering; 3. Finite spherical systems - cluster of galaxies, galactic nuclei, globular clusters; 4. Finite flattered systems - galaxies; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Responsibility: William C. Saslaw.
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