Selected Papers, Volume 4
Plasma Physics, Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability, and Applications of the TensorVirial Theorem
600 pages

5 halftones, with figures and tables throughout

© 1989
This is the fourth 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.
Volume 4 has three parts. The first, on plasma physics, includes joint work with A. N. Kaufman and K. M. Watson on the stability of the pinch, as well as a paper on Chandrasekhar's own approach to the topic of adiabatic invariants. Part 2 includes work with specific scientific applications of hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability not covered in his monograph on the subject. The final part contains Chandrasekhar's papers on the scientific applications of the tensorvirial theorem, in which he restores to its proper place Riemann's neglected work with ellipsoidal figures.
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.
Volume 4 has three parts. The first, on plasma physics, includes joint work with A. N. Kaufman and K. M. Watson on the stability of the pinch, as well as a paper on Chandrasekhar's own approach to the topic of adiabatic invariants. Part 2 includes work with specific scientific applications of hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability not covered in his monograph on the subject. The final part contains Chandrasekhar's papers on the scientific applications of the tensorvirial theorem, in which he restores to its proper place Riemann's neglected work with ellipsoidal figures.
Contents
Foreword by Norman R. Lebovitz
Part One  Plasma Physics
1. Properties of an Ionized Gas of Low Density in a Magnetic Field, III. With A. N. Kaufman and K. M. Watson
Annals of Physics 2, no. 5 (1957): 43570
2. Properties of an Ionized Gas of Low Density in a Magnetic Field, IV. With A. N. Kaufman and K. M. Watson
Annals of Physics 5, no. 1 (1958): 125
3. The Stability of the Pinch. With A. N. Kaufman and K. M. Watson
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 245 (1958): 43555
4. Adiabatic Invariants in the Motions of Charged Particles
The Plasma in a Magnetic Field: A Symposium Magnetohydrodynamics, 322. Stanford University Press, 1958
Part Two  Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability
5. The Stability of Viscous Flow Between Rotating Cylinders in the Presence of a Radial Temperature Gradient
Journal of Rational Mechanics and Analysis 3, no. 2 (1954): 181207
6. The Stability of Viscous Flow Between Rotating Cylinders, II.
With Donna D. Elbert
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 268 (1962): 14552
7. The Character of the Equilibrium of an Incompressible Fluid Sphere of Variable Density and Viscosity Subject to Radial Acceleration
Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics 8, pt. 1 (1955): 121
8. Thermal Convection (Rumford Medal Lecture)
Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 86, no. 4 (1957): 32339
9. The Thermodynamics of Thermal Instability in Liquids
MaxPlanckFestschrift 1958, 10314. Veb Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, Berlin, 1959
10. Variational Methods in Hydrodynamics
Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium in Applied Mathematics, vol. 8 (1958): 13941
11. On Characteristic Value Problems in High Order Differential Equations Which Arise in Studies on Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability
American Mathematical Monthly 61, no. 7 (1954): 3245
12. Adjoint Differential Systems in the Theory of Hydrodynamic Stability
Journal of Mathematics and Mechanics 10, no. 5 (1961): 68390
Part Three  Tensor Virial Theorem and Its Applications
13. The Virial Theorem in Hydromagnetics
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 1, no. 2 (1960): 24052
14. The Virial Equations of the Various Orders. (Chapter 1 in The Higher Order Virial Equations and Their Applications to the Equilibrium and Stability of Rotating Configurations)
Lectures in Theoretical Physics, vol. 6, 116. University of Colorado Press, 1964
15. A Theorem on Rotating Polytropes
The Astrophysical Journal 134, no. 2 (1961): 66264
16. On Superpotentials in the Theory of Newtonian Gravitation.
With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 135, no. 1 (1962): 23847
17. On Superpotentials in the Theory of Newtonian Gravitation.
II, Tensors of Higher Rank. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 136, no. 3 (1962): 103236
18. The Potentials and the Superpotentials of Homogeneous Ellipsoids. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 136, no. 3 (1962): 103747
19. On the Oscillations and the Stability of Rotating Gaseous Masses. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 135, no. 1 (1962): 24860
20. On the Oscillations and the Stability of Rotating Gaseous Masses. II, The Homogenous, Compressible Model. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 136, no. 3 (1962): 106981
21. On the Oscillations and the Stability of Rotating Gaseous Masses. III, The Distorted Polytropes. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 136, no. 3 (1962): 10821104
22. On the Occurrence of Multiple Frequencies and Beats in the B Canis Majoris Stars. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 136, no. 3 (1962): 11057
23. NonRadial Oscillations and Convective Instability of Gaseous Masses. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 138, no. 1 (1963): 18599
24. A General Variational Principle Governing the Radial and the NonRadial Oscillations of Gaseous Masses
The Astrophysical Journal 139, no. 2 (1964): 66474
25. NonRadial Oscillations of Gaseous Masses. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 140, no. 4 (1964): 151728
26. The Pulsations and the Dynamical Stability of Gaseous Masses in Uniform Rotation. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 152, no. 1 (1968): 26791
27. The Ellipticity of a Slowly Rotating Configuration. With P. H. Roberts
The Astrophysical Journal 138, no. 3 (1963): 8018
28. The Points of Bifurcation Along the Maclaurin, the Jacobi, and the Jeans Sequences
The Astrophysical Journal 137, no. 4 (1963): 11851202
29. The Equilibrium and the Stability of the Roche Ellipsoids
The Astrophysical Journal 138, no. 4 (1963): 11821213
30. The Equilibrium and the Stability of the Riemann Ellipsoids
The Astrophysical Journal 142, no. 3 (1965): 890921
31. The Equilibrium and the Stability of the Riemann Ellipsoids, II
The Astrophysical Journal 145, no. 3 (1966): 84277
32. The Virial Equations of the Fourth Order
The Astrophysical Journal 152, no. 1 (1968): 293304
33. A Tensor VirialEquation for Stellar Dynamics. With Edward P. Lee
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 139, no. 2 (1968): 13539
34. Some Elementary Applications of the Virial Theorem to Stellar Dynamics. With Donna D. Elbert
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 155, no. 4 (1971): 43547
35. The Stability of a Rotating Liquid Drop
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 286 (1965): 126
Part One  Plasma Physics
1. Properties of an Ionized Gas of Low Density in a Magnetic Field, III. With A. N. Kaufman and K. M. Watson
Annals of Physics 2, no. 5 (1957): 43570
2. Properties of an Ionized Gas of Low Density in a Magnetic Field, IV. With A. N. Kaufman and K. M. Watson
Annals of Physics 5, no. 1 (1958): 125
3. The Stability of the Pinch. With A. N. Kaufman and K. M. Watson
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 245 (1958): 43555
4. Adiabatic Invariants in the Motions of Charged Particles
The Plasma in a Magnetic Field: A Symposium Magnetohydrodynamics, 322. Stanford University Press, 1958
Part Two  Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability
5. The Stability of Viscous Flow Between Rotating Cylinders in the Presence of a Radial Temperature Gradient
Journal of Rational Mechanics and Analysis 3, no. 2 (1954): 181207
6. The Stability of Viscous Flow Between Rotating Cylinders, II.
With Donna D. Elbert
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 268 (1962): 14552
7. The Character of the Equilibrium of an Incompressible Fluid Sphere of Variable Density and Viscosity Subject to Radial Acceleration
Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics 8, pt. 1 (1955): 121
8. Thermal Convection (Rumford Medal Lecture)
Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 86, no. 4 (1957): 32339
9. The Thermodynamics of Thermal Instability in Liquids
MaxPlanckFestschrift 1958, 10314. Veb Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, Berlin, 1959
10. Variational Methods in Hydrodynamics
Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium in Applied Mathematics, vol. 8 (1958): 13941
11. On Characteristic Value Problems in High Order Differential Equations Which Arise in Studies on Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability
American Mathematical Monthly 61, no. 7 (1954): 3245
12. Adjoint Differential Systems in the Theory of Hydrodynamic Stability
Journal of Mathematics and Mechanics 10, no. 5 (1961): 68390
Part Three  Tensor Virial Theorem and Its Applications
13. The Virial Theorem in Hydromagnetics
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 1, no. 2 (1960): 24052
14. The Virial Equations of the Various Orders. (Chapter 1 in The Higher Order Virial Equations and Their Applications to the Equilibrium and Stability of Rotating Configurations)
Lectures in Theoretical Physics, vol. 6, 116. University of Colorado Press, 1964
15. A Theorem on Rotating Polytropes
The Astrophysical Journal 134, no. 2 (1961): 66264
16. On Superpotentials in the Theory of Newtonian Gravitation.
With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 135, no. 1 (1962): 23847
17. On Superpotentials in the Theory of Newtonian Gravitation.
II, Tensors of Higher Rank. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 136, no. 3 (1962): 103236
18. The Potentials and the Superpotentials of Homogeneous Ellipsoids. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 136, no. 3 (1962): 103747
19. On the Oscillations and the Stability of Rotating Gaseous Masses. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 135, no. 1 (1962): 24860
20. On the Oscillations and the Stability of Rotating Gaseous Masses. II, The Homogenous, Compressible Model. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 136, no. 3 (1962): 106981
21. On the Oscillations and the Stability of Rotating Gaseous Masses. III, The Distorted Polytropes. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 136, no. 3 (1962): 10821104
22. On the Occurrence of Multiple Frequencies and Beats in the B Canis Majoris Stars. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 136, no. 3 (1962): 11057
23. NonRadial Oscillations and Convective Instability of Gaseous Masses. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 138, no. 1 (1963): 18599
24. A General Variational Principle Governing the Radial and the NonRadial Oscillations of Gaseous Masses
The Astrophysical Journal 139, no. 2 (1964): 66474
25. NonRadial Oscillations of Gaseous Masses. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 140, no. 4 (1964): 151728
26. The Pulsations and the Dynamical Stability of Gaseous Masses in Uniform Rotation. With Norman R. Lebovitz
The Astrophysical Journal 152, no. 1 (1968): 26791
27. The Ellipticity of a Slowly Rotating Configuration. With P. H. Roberts
The Astrophysical Journal 138, no. 3 (1963): 8018
28. The Points of Bifurcation Along the Maclaurin, the Jacobi, and the Jeans Sequences
The Astrophysical Journal 137, no. 4 (1963): 11851202
29. The Equilibrium and the Stability of the Roche Ellipsoids
The Astrophysical Journal 138, no. 4 (1963): 11821213
30. The Equilibrium and the Stability of the Riemann Ellipsoids
The Astrophysical Journal 142, no. 3 (1965): 890921
31. The Equilibrium and the Stability of the Riemann Ellipsoids, II
The Astrophysical Journal 145, no. 3 (1966): 84277
32. The Virial Equations of the Fourth Order
The Astrophysical Journal 152, no. 1 (1968): 293304
33. A Tensor VirialEquation for Stellar Dynamics. With Edward P. Lee
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 139, no. 2 (1968): 13539
34. Some Elementary Applications of the Virial Theorem to Stellar Dynamics. With Donna D. Elbert
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 155, no. 4 (1971): 43547
35. The Stability of a Rotating Liquid Drop
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 286 (1965): 126
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