On the fundamental paradox of stellar dynamics
Various ways of solving the relaxation paradox for stellar systems are discussed. They include scattering on massive wave or material objects (giant molecular clouds, transient spiral arms and halo black holes), a revision of the Jeans–Chandrasekhar relaxation theory (resonant relaxation, relaxation in the smoothed field and collective relaxation in a steady non-integrable potential and in a non-steady (oscillating) mean field (violent relaxation)).
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Space Technologies and Applied Astrodynamics, St Petersburg State University, Universitetskij Prospekt 35, Staryj Peterhof, St Petersburg, 198504, Russia
Publication date: 2006-04-01