Fractional incompressible stars

Bayin S. S., Krisch J. P.

ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE, vol.359, no.2, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 359 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10509-015-2499-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Fractional stars, Compact objects, Incompressible matter, Dense matter, Equation of state, Gravitation, COMPACT STARS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper we investigate the fractional versions of the stellar structure equations for non radiating spherical objects. Using incompressible fluids as a comparison, we develop models for constant density Newtonian objects with fractional mass distributions and/or stress conditions. To better understand the fractional effects, we discuss effective values for the density and equation of state. The fractional objects are smaller and less massive than integer models. The fractional parameters are related to a polytropic index for the models considered.