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This useful ebook provides chosen papers of S Chandrasekhar, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 and a systematic colossal popular for his prolific and huge contributions to astrophysics, physics and utilized arithmetic. The reader will locate right here so much of Chandrasekhar's articles that ended in significant advancements in numerous parts of physics and astrophysics. There also are articles of a favored and historic nature, in addition to a few hitherto unpublished fabric in line with Chandrasekhar's talks at meetings. every one element of the e-book comprises annotations by means of the editor.

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U) In equation (13), 593 represents the Eulerian change1 in 93 and is given by 4 One of us (N. R. ) wishes to thank Dr. James Bardeen for a useful conversation on this point. Quite generally the operations A and 5 leading to the Lagrangian and the Eulerian changes, respectively, are related by A = 5 + % • grad . 8 [269] It can be proved in great generality (cf. , for any smooth functions J; and n, f^n>L[Z]dx=f^-L[n]dx. ) We now suppose that the perturbation considered is also axisymmetric. In cylindrical polar coordinates a, z( = x3), and

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