A white dwarf is supported by electron degeneracy pressure?

True or false?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    True. Its density is so high that it should undergo gravitational collapse into ablack whole, but inthis process elecrons have to occupy same states which is forbidden by Pauli principle. This is called degenracy pressure. So they repel each other much more than teh eleectrostatic force between them.

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