Accession Number : AD0709654
Title : INVESTIGATIONS IN STELLAR DYNAMICS.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 66-31 Mar 70,
Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV ILL DEPT OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
Personal Author(s) : Vandervoort,Peter O.
Report Date : 01 AUG 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 11
Abstract : The report concerns aspects of the equilibrium and dynamics of self-gravitating stellar systems. Considerable progress has been made in constructing equilibrium configurations of highly flattened, rapidly rotating galaxies. A formal third integral of the motion has been constructed for the orbit of a star in a nearly spherical stellar system. A preliminary version of a theory of non-linear density waves in galaxies has been formulated. An investigation of moving pairs among the A-type stars in the solar neighborhood has been performed. (Author)
Descriptors : (*GALAXIES, EQUATIONS OF MOTION), GRAVITY, STARS, ROTATION, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, STABILITY, KINEMATICS, BINARY STARS
Subject Categories : Astronomy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE