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Analytical studies of fragmentation during gravitational collapse

  • Author(s): Ntormousi, Eva;
  • Hennebelle, Patrick
  • et al.

We investigate the growth of linear perturbations on self-similar gravitational collapse solutions of an isothermal sphere. The perturbation equations are derived analytically, for exponentially growing modes, as well as oscillatory modes and the resulting system of differential equations is solved numerically, using different algorithms.

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