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trinitree88
2011-Jun-21, 11:34 AM
There have been speculations that magnetars involve the limiting neutron star masses, near the Chandrasekhar limit. Might not be. It seems that the modeling of magnetic field energy storage, and then release, during a flare, is more likely to succeed if the magnetar has a smaller rather than a larger mass. SEE:http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1106/1106.3620v1.pdf


pete

George
2011-Jun-22, 09:24 PM
That's interesting. The Fighting Irish should like this, too.

Table 1 shows a sweet spot for different values of m, but what is m, mass?

trinitree88
2011-Jun-23, 12:28 PM
That's interesting. The Fighting Irish should like this, too.

Table 1 shows a sweet spot for different values of m, but what is m, mass?

Hi George. Good question. Line (24)....m is an undefined constant it seems , to make the math tractable. "the proof is left as an exercise for the student..?kind of thing?"
pete:lol:

George
2011-Jun-23, 01:11 PM
Thanks. I know neutron stars can have the values shown in terms of Solar mass, but it didn't look right. It should have been that simple, but they weren't writing that paper to comply with georgeeze requirements. :)