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doi: 10.12942/lrr-2003-3
Living Rev. Relativity 6 (2003), 3

Rotating Stars in Relativity

1 Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 54124 Greece

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Rotating relativistic stars have been studied extensively in recent years, both theoretically and observationally, because of the information they might yield about the equation of state of matter at extremely high densities and because they are considered to be promising sources of gravitational waves. The latest theoretical understanding of rotating stars in relativity is reviewed in this updated article. The sections on the equilibrium properties and on the nonaxisymmetric instabilities in f-modes and r-modes have been updated and several new sections have been added on analytic solutions for the exterior spacetime, rotating stars in LMXBs, rotating strange stars, and on rotating stars in numerical relativity.

Keywords: numerical relativity, rotation, oscillations, relativistic stars, stability

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Article History

ORIGINAL http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-1998-8
Title Rotating Stars in Relativity
Author Nikolaos Stergioulas
Date accepted 28 May 1998, published 18 June 1998
Date accepted , published 31 August 2001
Changes Section 2.1: changed estimated timescale for enforcement of
uniform rotation of neutron star.
Section 2.4: changed title of subsection 2.4.4 and
attributed minimal surface scheme to Neugebauer and Herold.
Bibliography: added missing author name 'Burderi, L.' to
reference 59.
For detailed description see here .
UPDATE http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2003-3
Title Rotating Stars in Relativity
Author Nikolaos Stergioulas
Date accepted 7 March 2003, published 16 June 2003
Changes Article revision. New section (4) and various subsections (2.3 - 2.5, 2.7.5 - 2.7.7, 2.8, 2.10) have been added. The number of references (342) has more than doubled.
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