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Jeans mass - Formula

  1. Apr 27, 2013 #1
    Jeans mass -- Formula


    I have gone through Wikipedia, but unable to get what is the formula for Jeans mass.

    Any one help please..............

    -- Shounak
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  3. Apr 27, 2013 #2
    Isn't wikipedias article on Jeans instability, length and mass enough?

    Also remember that Jeans work was an early effort that has some problems, there are better models out there.
  4. Apr 27, 2013 #3
    Equate gravitational potential energy with kinetic energy of the gas for a given radius and density, and then find the mass from that.
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