The fragmentation of the asteroids
Abstract
The mathematical problem of the evolution of the asteroidal and meteoritic mass distributions under collisional fragmentation is reexamined. A power law of index 513 is shown to be a good approximation to the asymptotic solution for the most massive bodies (i.e. the larger asteroids). For less massive bodies a power law of index about  i 8 is indicated, the precise value of the index depending on the exact mode of breakup assumed.
 Publication:

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
 Pub Date:
 1970
 DOI:
 10.1093/mnras/148.4.383
 Bibcode:
 1970MNRAS.148..383H