By S. Chandrasekhar
This precious publication offers chosen papers of S Chandrasekhar, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 and a systematic massive renowned for his prolific and huge contributions to astrophysics, physics and utilized arithmetic. The reader will locate right here such a lot of Chandrasekhar's articles that resulted in significant advancements in a variety of components of physics and astrophysics. There also are articles of a well-liked and ancient nature, in addition to a few hitherto unpublished fabric in response to Chandrasekhar's talks at meetings. every one component of the publication includes annotations through the editor.
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4) The result (4) is of importance when effects besides rotation alter the value of yc from its "classical value" f. Thus, it is known that the post-Newtonian effects of general relativity have a destabilizing effect on radial pulsations and that (cf. )=f + * ! s + o ( ^ ) , « where if is a certain calculable constant, Rs = 2GM/c2 is the Schwarzschild radius, and R is the radius for the configuration. Now if the effects of general relativity and of rotation are both present, and are both considered as first-order effects, then under their combined influence we must have , .
41) ' Now combining equations (39), (40), and (41) and making further use of the relations (34), (35), and (38), we find 'f^S2dx = f^yp[ g*x' ~ drGp -2W)xY-dx ( 2 2 -j^PX [2(4TGp-0 )g 2 2 2 2 + gradt/-gradg -40 (^) ](fx. In this form, the variational expression, besides the known pressure and density distributions in the unperturbed configuration, involves only the single scalar function x-  There are two alternative forms of equation (42) which we shall find useful. The first of these is obtained with the help of the definition C( x) = div 1 v = div f- grad tf) (43) 2 = —i(gV U — grad [/-grad g).
We now suppose that the perturbation considered is also axisymmetric. In cylindrical polar coordinates a, z( = x3), and