The Virial Theorem in Stellar Astrophysics
by George W. Collins, II
Publisher: Pachart Pub. House 1978
Number of pages: 135
The virial theorem is extremely powerful in understanding problems of stellar astrophysics, but it is also poorly understood by many who study the subject. The author has not prepared here a complete and exhaustive discussion of the virial theorem; rather this effort should be viewed as a guided introduction, punctuated by a few examples.
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