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Problems of cosmology and stellar dynamics

Author: James Jeans
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Problems of Cosmogony and Stellar Dynamics is a theoretical prelude to Jeans's later and more mature work on the subject, Astronomy and Cosmogony. The impetus for publishing his theories on the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Jeans
ISBN: 9781108005685 1108005683 9780521744744 0521744741
OCLC Number: 416220353
Notes: Includes index.
"Being an essay to which the Adam's Prize of the University of Cambridge for the year 1917 was adjudged"--Original title page.
Description: vii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Introductory chapter; 2. General dynamical principles; 3. Ellipsoidal configurations of equilibrium; 4. The gravitational potential of a distorted ellipsoid; 5. Pear-shaped configurations of equilibrium; 6. Motion when there are no stable configurations of equilibrium; 7. The motion of compressible and non-homogeneous masses; 8. The evolution of gaseous masses; 9. The evolution of rotating nebulae; 10. The evolution of star-clusters; 11. The evolution of binary and multiple stars; 12. The origin and evolution of the solar system.
Other Titles: Problems of cosmogony and stellar dynamics
Responsibility: by James Jeans.

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