Slowly Rotating Relativistic Stars. IX: Moments of Inertia of Rotationally Distorted Stars
Abstract
Equations are given which determine the moment of inertia of a rotating relativistic fluid star to second order in the angular velocity with no other approximation being made. The equations also determine the moment of inertia of matter located between surfaces of constant density in a rotationally distorted star; for example, the moments of inertia of the crust and core of a rotationally distorted neutron star can be calculated in this way. The method is applied ton=3/2 relativistic polytropes and to neutron star models constructed from the BaymBethePethickSutherlandPandharipande equation of state.
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 October 1973
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF02637163
 Bibcode:
 1973Ap&SS..24..385H