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S. Chandrashekar - Selected Papers Stochastic, Statistical, and Hydromagnetic Problems in Physics and Astronomy

ISBN-10: 0226100952

ISBN-13: 9780226100951

Edition: 1989 (Reprint)

Authors: S. Chandrasekhar

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This is the third of six volumes collecting significant papers of the distinguished astrophysicist and Nobel laureate S. Chandrasekhar. His work is notable for its breadth as well as for its brilliance; his practice has been to change his focus from time to time to pursue new areas of research. The result has been a prolific career full of discoveries and insights, some of which are only now being fully appreciated. Chandrasekhar has selected papers that trace the development of his ideas and that present aspects of his work not fully covered in the books he has periodically published to summarize his research in each area. This volume is divided into four sections. The first, on dynamical friction and Brownian motion, includes papers written after Chandrasekhar published his 1942 monograph Principles of Stellar Dynamics. Also in this section is "Stochastic Problems in Physics and Astronomy," one of the most cited papers in the physics literature, as well as papers written jointly with John von Neumann that have been given impetus to recent research. As Chandrasekhar notes, the papers in the second section, on statistical problems in astronomy, were influenced by Ambartsumian's analysis of brightness in the Milky Way. A third section on the statistical theory of turbulence addresses issues still unresolved in fluid dynamics, and the last section is devoted to hydromagnetic problems in astrophysics that are not discussed in Chandrasekhar's monographs.
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Book details

List price: $87.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/24/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Foreword
Author's Note
Dynamical Friction and Brownian Motion
A Statistical Theory of Stellar Encounters The Astrophysical Journal94, no. 3 (1941)
The Statistics of the Gravitational Field Arising From a Random Distribution of Stars. I, The Speed of Fluctuations, with J. von Neumann The Astrophysical Journal95, no. 3 (1942)
The Statistics of the Gravitational Field Arising From a Random Distribution of Stars. II, The Speed of Fluctuations; Dynamical Friction; Spatial Correlations, with J. von Neumann The Astrophysical Journal97, no. 1 (1943)
The Statistics of the Gravitational Field Arising From a Random Distribution of Stars. III, The Correlations in the Forces Acting at Two Points Separated by a Finite Distance The Astrophysical Journal99, no. 1 (1944)
The Statistics of the Gravitational Field Arising From a Random Distribution of Stars. IV, The Stochastic Variation of the Force Acting on a Star The Astrophysical Journal99, no. 1 (1944)
On the Stability of Binary Systems The Astrophysical Journal99, no. 1 (1944)
Dynamical Friction. I, General Considerations: The Coefficient of Dynamical Friction The Astrophysical Journal97, no. 2 (1943)
Dynamical Friction. II, The Rate of Escape of Stars From Clusters and the Evidence for the Operation of Dynamical Friction The Astrophysical Journal97, no. 2 (1943)
Dynamical Friction. III, A More Exact Theory of the Rate of Escape of Stars From Clusters The Astrophysical Journal98, no. 1 (1943)
New Methods in Stellar Dynamics Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences45, art. 3 (1943)
Galactic Evidences for the Time-Scale of the Universe Science99, no. 2564 (1944)
Stochastic Problems in Physics and Astronomy Reviews of Modern Physics15, no. 1 (1943)
Brownian Motion, Dynamical Friction and Stellar Dynamics Reviews of Modern Physics21, no. 3 (1949)
Marian Smoluchowski as the Founder of the Physics of Stochastic Phenomena R. S. Ingarden, ed.,Polish Men of Science: Marian Smoluchowski; His Life and Scientific Work, 21-28. Polish Scientific Publishers, 1986
On a Class of Probability Distributions Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 45, Pt. 2, (1948)
Statistical Problems in Astronomy
The Theory of the Fluctuations in Brightness of the Milky Way, I. With G. M�nch The Astrophysical Journal112, no. 3 (1950)
The Theory of the Fluctuations in Brightness of the Milky Way, II. With G. M�nch The Astrophysical Journal112, no. 3 (1950)
The Theory of the Fluctuations in Brightness of the Milky Way, III. With G. M�nch The Astrophysical Journal114, no. 1 (1951)
The Theory of the Fluctuations in Brightness of the Milky Way, IV. With G. M�nch The Astrophysical Journal115, no. 1 (1952)
The Theory of the Fluctuations in Brightness of the Milky Way, V. With G. M�nch The Astrophysical Journal115, no. 1 (1952)
On Stellar Statistics. With G. M�nch The Astrophysical Journal113, no. 1 (1951)
A Statistical Basis for the Theory of Stellar Scintillation Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society112, no. 5 (1952)
On the Integral Equation Governing the Distribution of the True and the Apparent Rotational Velocities of Stars. With G. M�nch The Astrophysical Journal111, no. 1 (1950)
Statistical Theory of Hydromagnetic Turbulence
On Heisenberg's Elementary Theory of Turbulence