JMP  Vol.1 No.1 , April 2010
Instability of Thermally Conducting Self-Gravitating Systems
The gravitational instability of a thermally conducting self-gravitating system permeated by a uniform and oblique magnetic field has been analyzed in the framework of Tsallis’ nonextensive theory for possible mod-ifications in the Jeans’ instability criterion. It is concluded that the instability criterion is indeed modified into one that depends explicitly on the nonextensive parameter. The influence of thermal conductivity on the system stability is also examined.

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nullS. Shaikh and A. Khan, "Instability of Thermally Conducting Self-Gravitating Systems," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2010, pp. 77-82. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2010.110010.
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