[1103.5446] Stellar Dynamics and Black Holes

Authors: David Merritt

Date: 28 Mar 2011

Abstract: Chandrasekhar's most important contribution to stellar dynamics was the concept of dynamical friction. I briefly review that work, then discuss some implications of Chandrasekhar's theory of gravitational encounters for motion in galactic nuclei.

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Mar 28, 2011

1103.5446 (/preprints)
2011-03-28, 22:47 [edit]


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