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This valuable booklet provides chosen papers of S Chandrasekhar, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 and a systematic sizeable renowned for his prolific and enormous contributions to astrophysics, physics and utilized arithmetic. The reader will locate the following such a lot of Chandrasekhar's articles that ended in significant advancements in a variety of parts of physics and astrophysics. There also are articles of a favored and historic nature, in addition to a few hitherto unpublished fabric in keeping with Chandrasekhar's talks at meetings. every one element of the publication comprises annotations through the editor.

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Eq. [42]). We now see that [G(s)H(x)dx= f'lG(s)W(s)ds, pi) where W(s)= ff\J\H{X)dMv, (99) where, as the notation implies, the dependence of H on x must be replaced, by means of the transformation equation (91), by its dependence on s, #, and

2 + ? g r a d U g r a d U)]d X . ' ' (41) ' Now combining equations (39), (40), and (41) and making further use of the relations (34), (35), and (38), we find 'f^S2dx = f^yp[ g*x' ~ drGp -2W)xY-dx ( 2 2 -j^PX [2(4TGp-0 )g 2 2 2 2 + gradt/-gradg -40 (^) ](fx. In this form, the variational expression, besides the known pressure and density distributions in the unperturbed configuration, involves only the single scalar function x- [273] There are two alternative forms of equation (42) which we shall find useful.

The function 5 of equations (88) may, in the present case, be written as 5(fflAl)=i(-J» + B , + J ^ i ) , (100) where e is, in general, a function of s. The coordinate s is the equatorial radius of a given level surface and e(s) is the eccentricity of its meridional section. From equation (100) it follows that dS , ee' , / , de\ — ds and r--Z2 = - 5 + - ^ - (1 — e 2 ) 2 ^rad5i=[a2+u^l *2 [283] [e'= - _ ) , \ ds/ (101) -)l/2 (102) It is convenient to introduce the coordinates s, &, and

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