A Thermodynamic Origin of a Universal Mass-Angular Momentum Relationship

Macrossan, M. N. (1987) A Thermodynamic Origin of a Universal Mass-Angular Momentum Relationship. Astrophysics and Space Science, 133 2: 403-410.

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Author Macrossan, M. N.
Title A Thermodynamic Origin of a Universal Mass-Angular Momentum Relationship
Journal name Astrophysics and Space Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-640X
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1007/BF00642499
Volume 133
Issue 2
Start page 403
End page 410
Total pages 8
Language eng
Subject 240101 Astronomy and Astrophysics
Abstract The distribution functions for the linear and angular momentum of N particles selected from an equilibrium gas are derived. The most probable momentum (per unit mass) increases with N. If the particles of an astronomical system are assumed to come from an original 'cosmic gas', universal mass-versus-momentum relations can be derived. The derived mass-versus-angular momentum relation is similar but not identical to that which has been reported, and which may hold for the angular momentum of the mass of the entire universe. The derived relationship applied ot the initial conditions and evolutionary effects may account for the difference between this prediction and the observed relationship
Keyword rotation of the universe
angular momentum-mass relationship
de-coupling matter and radiation
early universe
cosmis gas
background microwave radiation
References Birch, P. (1982): "Is the Universe Rotating?", Nature, 298, pp. 451-454 Carrasco, L., M. Roth and A. Serrano (1982): "Density Scaling of the Angular Momentum Versus Mass Universal Relationahip", Astron. Astrophys., 106, pp. 89-93 Kendall, M.G. and A. Stuart (1963): The Advanced Theory of Statistics, Vol.I: London, Griffin. Sistero, R.F. (1983): "Rotation of the Universe and the Universal Angular Momentum-Mass Relationship", Astrophys. Lett., 23, pp. 236-237 Trimble, V. (1984): "Angular Momentum-vs-Mass Relation for Spectroscopic Binaries", Astrophys. Space Sci., 104, pp. 133-143 Weinberg, S. (1977): The First Three Minutes: Andre Deutsch Ltd.
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Additional Notes Originally published as Macrossan, M. N. (1987) A Thermodynamic Origin of a Universal Mass-Angular Momentum Relationship. Astrophysics and Space Science 133(2) : 403-410. Copyright 1987 Reidel. All rights reserved. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

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Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
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