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Do H-functions always increase during Violent Relaxation

Sridhar, S (1987) Do H-functions always increase during Violent Relaxation. In: Journal of Astrophysics & Astronomy, 8 (3). pp. 257-262.

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Recent work on the violent relaxation of collisionless stellar systems has been based on the notion of a wide class of entropy functions. A theorem concerning entropy increase has been proved. We draw attention to some underlying assumptions that have been ignored in the applications of this theorem to stellar dynamical problems. Once these are taken into account, the use of this theorem is at best heuristic. We present a simple counter-example.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Astrophysics & Astronomy
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: collisionless stellar systems, violent relaxation—entropy increase.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2009 10:27
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20680

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