Nonlocal and collective relaxation in stellar-systems
The modal response of stellar systems to fluctuations at large scales is presently investigated by means of analytic theory and n-body simulation; the stochastic excitation of these modes is shown to increase the relaxation rate even for a system which is moderately far from instability. The n-body simulations, when designed to suppress relaxation at small scales, clearly show the effects of large-scale fluctuations. It is predicted that large-scale fluctuations will be largest for such marginally bound systems as forming star clusters and associations.
MD Weinberg. "Nonlocal and collective relaxation in stellar-systems" Astrophysical Journal 410.2 (1993): 543-551.
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