## Salpeter functionA mathematical description of the way that newly-formed stars are distributed by mass. Also referred to as the initial mass function,
the Salpeter function (the number of stars formed per unit mass range) is
proportional to m^{-2.35}, where m is the mass of
a star. It is named the Australian American astrophysicist Edwin Salpeter
(1924–). ## Related category• STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS | |||||

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