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Magnetism and star formation I

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism: Second Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641741
eISBN:
9780191738609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641741.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the following: magneto-thermo-gravitational equilibrium; gravitational collapse under flux-freezing and possible fragmentation; the angular momentum problem; magnetic braking ... More


Magnetism And Star Formation I

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526728
eISBN:
9780191707049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526728.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The magnetic virial theorem shows that for a cool, self-gravitating gas cloud with a large-scale, frozen-in magnetic field of total flux F, there exists a critical mass Mc αF/G1/2 , ... More


Stellar Magnetism

Leon Mestel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526728
eISBN:
9780191707049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526728.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Most stars appear to show some degree of magnetic activity. For example, the varying magnetic field of the Sun shows up in the familiar sun-spot cycle. Similar behaviour is observationally inferred ... More


Magnetism And Star Formation II

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526728
eISBN:
9780191707049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526728.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The magnetic virial theorem shows that for a cool, self-gravitating gas cloud with a large-scale,frozen-in magnetic field of total flux F, there exists a critical mass Mc αF/G1/2 , ... More


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