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Chapter 
Title of the Chapters 
Page 
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1 
0 
Contents 

779.93 KB 





2 
1 
Introduction 
7 
1171.22 KB 

1.1 
Preamble 
7 

1.2 
Observational Basis Of Compact Astrophysical Sources 
8 

1.3 
Plasma In Compact Stars 
10 

1.4 
Gravitoelectromagnetism And The Measurement Of Lens Thirring Effect 
11 

1.5 
Outline Of The Thesis 
13 





3 
2 
Astrophysics Of Compact Stars 
15 
2452.03 KB 

2.1 
Introduction 
15 

2.2 
The Gravitational Field Of A Compact Stellar Source 
16 

2.3 
Hydrostatic Equilibrium For A Compact Star 
23 

2.4 
Limiting Mass, Radius, And Angular Velocity Of A Compact Star 
26 

2.5 
Matter Arrangement In A Compact Star 
35 

2.6 
Electrical Neutrality Of A Compact Star 
37 

2.7 
Compact Star Plasma Atmosphere 
40 





4 
3 
The Electromagnetic Field Due To A Slowly Rotating Compact Star 1 
43 
2008.26 KB 

3.1 
Introduction 
43 

3.2 
Electromagnetic Field Tensor For An Ideal Magnetohydrodynamic Fluid 
45 

3.3 
Stationary Observers And Zamos 
49 

3.4 
Calculation Of The Electromagnetic Field Components In A Zamo 
51 

3.5 
General Relativistic Maxwell Equations 
53 

3.6 
Electromagnetic Field Due To A Compact Star 
57 

3.7 
Discussion Of The Solutions Obtained By Separation Of Variable Technique 
62 

3.8 
Comments On Dipole (Multipole) Expansion 
62 





5 
4 
Plasma Accretion In Graviteletromagnetic Field 2 
66 
1613.12 KB 

4.1 
Introduction 
66 

4.2 
The Gravitoelectromagnetic Approximation 
68 

4.3 
Charge Accretion In Gravitoelectromagnetic Approximation 
74 

4.4 
Numerical Solutions 
77 

4.5 
Discussion And Conclusions 
83 





6 
5 
Plasma Oscillations 3 
85 
1150.05 KB 

5.1 
Introduction 
85 

5.2 
Plasma Frequency Shift For Electron Oscillations 
87 

5.3 
Collective Plasma Oscillations In Compact Star Crustal Regions 
88 

5.4 
Plasma Frequency Shift And Refractive Index 
91 

5.5 
Observational Detection Of The Gravitomagnetic Effects In Compact Star 
92 





7 
6 
Conclusions And Suggestions 
98 
889.81 KB 

6.1 
A Gravitational Field Equations 
100 

6.2 
B Gravitational Units 
103 




