Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 393–401 | Cite as

Hydromagnetic oscillations of a self-gravitating fluid spheroid

  • N. K. Sood
  • S. K. Trehan


The oscillations of a homogeneous, compressible, self gravitating fluid spheroid in static equilibrium with a poloidal magnetic field inside and a dipole type field outside are studied using the second order tensor virial equations. It is found that for small values of the eccentricity, the equilibrium model is dynamically stable provided the usual criterion of pulsative stability in the absence of a magnetic field (γ>4/3) is satisfied. The magnetic field removes the accidental degeneracy of the radial and the non-radial modes of oscillation which exists for γ=1.6 in the absence of a magnetic field.


Magnetic Field Static Equilibrium Equilibrium Model Virial Equation Order Tensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. K. Sood
    • 1
  • S. K. Trehan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of MathematicsPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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