• The asteroidal belt and Kirkwood gaps—II. Kinematical theory

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      Nonequilibrium; effective potential; spiral tubes of matter

    • Abstract

       

      We have developed a kinematical theory for the asteroidal belt and Kirkwood gaps from the point of view of stellar dynamics. We have generated the potential that would produce these gaps and have made a spectral analysis study. We have shown that these gaps could be due to spiral tubes of matter in the ecliptic plane as a consequence of differential rotation and spatial interference of density waves. We have also shown that this mechanism could account for depletion of matter from this region.

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      R Pratap1

      1. Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad - 380009
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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