Numerical Experiments on Pair Correlations and on ‘Thermodynamics’
A ‘conventional’ n-body calculation was constructed to carry out a number of numerical experiments on small stellar systems. Two of these experiments will be reported here, although something of the others will creep in. All these experiments refer to a 32-body system, in which the equations of motion were handled ‘exactly’, with the usual checks on constancy of the ten first integrals of motion. Because the emphasis was on the experiments, the calculation was constructed without particular attention to running speed or minimum storage requirements. Otherwise, the calculation was quite conventional.
KeywordsPair Correlation Stellar System Virial Theorem Included Angle Initial Kinetic Energy
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