Lecture 8: Jeans equations


Binney and Tremaine, 4.8 (new), 4.2 and 4.3 (old)

For the derivation of the momentum flux density tensor see Appendix F

Optional reading:

For more than you ever wanted to know about the tensor virial theorem
for self-gravitating fluid systems, see

Chandrasekhar, S. 1969, Ellipsoidal Figures of Equilibrium