Hierarchy of the equilibrium states of self-gravitating systems
Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Bereich Theoretische Physik
Glienickerstr. 100, 14109 Berlin, Germany
Accepted: 28 January 2003
We introduce a set of order parameters to classify the possible equilibrium states of rotating self-gravitating systems. As an example, the formation and thermodynamics of asymmetric binaries is discussed.
PACS: 05.20.-y – Classical statistical mechanics / 04.40.-b – Self-gravitating systems; continuous media and classical fields in curved spacetime
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