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Two-body relaxation in modified Newtonian dynamics

Abstract:

A naive extension to MOND of the standard computation of the two-body relaxation time Tb implies that Tb is comparable to the crossing time regardless of the number N of stars in the system. This computation is questionable in view of the non-linearity of MOND's field equation. A non-standard approach to the calculation of Tb is developed that can be extended to MOND whenever discreteness noise generates force fluctuations that are small compared to the mean-field force. It is shown that this...

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Journal:
Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc.
Volume:
351
Issue:
1
Pages:
285
Publication date:
2004-03-01
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:d388f05f-1588-4f4f-8cef-1bd463c90aa1
Source identifiers:
167472
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pubs:167472
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