Black Holes, White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars: The Physics of by Saul A. Teukolsky, Stuart L. Shapiro

By Saul A. Teukolsky, Stuart L. Shapiro

This self-contained textbook brings jointly many various branches of physics--e.g. nuclear physics, sturdy country physics, particle physics, hydrodynamics, relativity--to learn compact gadgets. the newest astronomical info is classed. Over 250 routines.

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36 Cold Equation of State Below Neutron Drip For low densities, xo -, 00. The asymptotic solution of Eq. 12 Show that Eq. 34) solves Eq. 27) but not Eq. 28). 3. The consequences of this result for low-mass white dwarf structure will be discussed in Chapter 3. 15) as one might expect (cf. 18). A more complete treatment of corrections to the equation of state in the regime explored in this section is given by Salpeter (1961) and Salpeter and Zapolsky (1967). For most applications, the results of Feynmann, Metropolis, and Teller for the Thomas-Fermi-Dirac model are adequate for the low-density ~ .

26) Cold Equation of State Below Neutron Drip 28 where the two limiting regimes are: 1. Nonrelativistic neutrons, po << 6 r = 5- K= 3’ 2. 3802 x 109cgs. 27) m8/3 Extremely relativistic neutrons, po >> 6 x loi5g ~ m - ~ , In this case the mass density p = E,/c* is due entirely to neutrons and greatly exceeds po whenever the neutrons are extremely relativistic (po >> 6 X g cm- ). 7). 5) can be recovered from Eqs. 7). 29) and compare with Eq. 21). 5 Consider completely ionized matter consisting of hydrogen, helium, and heavier atomic species i > 2.

I= Ç= å= b= M= p = = q = == ç= = = = WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH C= Co. KGaA 2 Cold Equation of State Below Neutron Drip The theory of compact objects involves two distinct categories of input physics. These categories may be loosely distinguished as the “global” and “local” properties of matter. Global properties of matter describe the large-scale, dynamical response of matter to gravity, electromagnetic fields, rotation, and so on. These global properties are governed by the equations of motion for the matter.

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