Gravitational DebyeHückel theory for a Newtonian cosmology
Abstract
A correlation function approach is used to formulate a gravitational analogue of equilibrium DebyeHückel theory appropriate for an expanding Newtonian cosmology. By factoring out the overall expansion of the Universe, one obtains a sensible mathematical framework in which a thermodynamic limit appears to exist. Moreover, one finds that, to lowest nontrivial order, the correlational energy actually vanishes.
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 January 1983
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF01008391
 Bibcode:
 1983Ap&SS..89..143K
 Keywords:

 Cosmology;
 DebyeHuckel Theory;
 Gravitation Theory;
 Newton Theory;
 Statistical Mechanics;
 Thermodynamic Equilibrium;
 Collisional Plasmas;
 Correlation;
 Coulomb Potential;
 Distribution Functions;
 Gibbs Free Energy;
 Liouville Equations;
 Particle Interactions;
 Spatial Distribution;
 Astrophysics