• The maximum mass of ideal white dwarfs

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      The theory of thepolytropic gas spheres in conjunction with the equation of state of arelativislically degenerate electrongas leads to aunique value for the mass of a star built on this model. This mass (=0.9I⊙) is interpreted as representing the upper limit to the mass of an ideal white dwarf.

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      S. Chandrasekhar1

      1. Trinity College, Cambridge
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