• Stellar dynamics and black holes

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      Celestial mechanics; relativity and gravitation.

    • Abstract

       

      Chandrasekhar’s most important contribution to stellar dynamics was the concept of dynamical friction. I briefly review that work, then discuss some implications of Chandrasekhar’s theory of gravitational encounters for motion in galactic nuclei.

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      David Merritt1

      1. Department of Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 78 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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