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On the Jeans criterion

Whitworth, Anthony Peter 1980. On the Jeans criterion. Presented at: Giant molecular clouds in the Galaxy; the 3rd Gregynog Astrophysics Workshop, Cardiff, Wales, August 1977. Published in: Solomon, P. M. and Edmunds, M. G. eds. Giant molecular clouds in the Galaxy; Proceedings of the Third Gregynog Astrophysics Workshop, Cardiff, Wales, August 1977. Oxford and New York: Pergamon Press, pp. 285-288.

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Abstract

The Jeans criterion is defined and distinguished from the virial theorem. It is then shown how the Jeans criterion can be derived from the virial theorem, and the inherent shortcomings in this derivation are discussed. A way in which these shortcomings may be overcome is indicated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Condensing, Cosmic Gases, Gas Dynamics, Gravitational Collapse, Jeans Theory, Virial Theorem, Astrophysics, Fragmentation
Additional Information: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1980gmcg.work..285W
Publisher: Pergamon Press
ISBN: 9781483159867
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:14
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/74615

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