Jeans length determined

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Historical Context Note

James Jeans (1877-1946) finds the length scale required for gravitational perturbations to grow in a static nearly homogeneous medium.

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Editors. "Jeans length determined". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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