Moments of inertia of relativistic magnetized stars
Department of Physics, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan
We consider principal moments of inertia of axisymmetric, magnetically deformed stars in the context of general relativity. The general expression for the moment of inertia with respect to the symmetric axis is obtained. The numerical estimates are derived for several polytropic stellar models. We find that the values of the principal moments of inertia are modified by a factor of 2 at most from Newtonian estimates.
Key words: stars: pulsars: general / stars: magnetic fields / stars: rotation / relativity
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