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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 89–102 | Cite as

On the adiabatic pulsations of uniformly rotating bodies

  • Monique Tassoul
Article

Abstract

The problem of the oscillations and stability of compressible Maclaurin spheroids is reconsidered, on the basis of the third-order virial equations, in an arbitrarily rotating frame of reference. In contrast with the work of Kochhar and Trehan (1974), it is found that the frequencies evaluated in a rotating frame and those evaluated in an inertial frame are related to one another in a very simple way. Numerical calculations made for a wide range of the adiabatic exponent further clarify the effect of compressibility on the natural frequencies.

Keywords

Vorticity Compressibility Inertial Frame Gravity Mode Adiabatic Exponent 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Monique Tassoul
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of PhysicsUniversity of MontrealCanada

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