Accession Number:

ADA001305

Title:

Fourth-Order Approximation for the Rotational Distortion of Stars of Arbitray Structure.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-08

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Clairauts theory of the rotational distortion of self-gravitating configurations of arbitrary structure, arising from axial rotation with constant angular velocity, previously developed to quantities of third order in superficial distortion, has now been extended to fourth-order terms. The differential equations governing the form and exterior potential of stars rotating in the previously described manner have been set up by the method followed in a previous paper Z. Kopal, Astrophys. Space Sci. 24, 145 1973 together with their boundary conditions. Their applications to practical cases are being postponed for a subsequent investigation.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE