On slowly rotating homogeneous masses in general relativity

Chandrasekhar, S. ; Miller, John C. (1974) On slowly rotating homogeneous masses in general relativity Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 167 . pp. 63-80. ISSN 0035-8711

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The present paper is devoted to a study of slowly rotating homogeneous masses in which the energy density E is a constant. The structure of such configurations is determined with the aid of equations derived by Hartle in the exact framework of general relativity. These configurations have a natural limit in that the static, non-rotating, configurations must have radii (R) exceeding 9/8 times the Schwarzschild radius (Rs). The derived structures, for varying R/Rs, are illustrated by a series of graphs. A result of particular interest which emerges is that the ellipticity of the configuration, for varying radius but constant mass and angular momentum, exhibits a very pronounced maximum at R/Rs~2.4.

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