Statistical mechanics of gravitating systems

Padmanabhan, T. (1990) Statistical mechanics of gravitating systems Physics Reports, 188 (5). pp. 285-362. ISSN 0370-1573

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The statistical description of a system containing a large number of particles which interact via Newtonian gravity is discussed. Such a system exhibits several peculiarities due to the long range, unshielded nature of the gravitational interaction. These features are illustrated using specific examples. Conceptual issues which are still unsettled are highlighted.

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