Henry Kandrup wrote prolifically on the problem of relaxation of stellar systems. His picture of relaxation was significantly more refined than the standard description in terms of phase mixing and violent relaxation. In this article, I summarize Henry’s work in this and related areas.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:

MERRITT, D. (2005), Henry Kandrup's Ideas About Relaxation of Stellar Systems. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1045: 3–11.

which has been published in final form at doi:10.1196/annals.1350.002. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

Nonlinear Dynamics in Astronomy and Physics, A Workshop Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Henry E. Kandrup.

Archived in: arXiv: astro-ph/0502169 v2 14 Feb 2005

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