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The regular field Freg(r, t) is determined by a proper solution of the set of the fluid equations, constitutive relations and Poisson equation. Chandrasekhar and Von Neumann (1942) have computed the probability distribution of the force field induced by a random uniform distribution of point-like objects. Later Kandrup (1980) generalized his analysis to the case of a power-law density distribution of the objects. In this work, we will extend their analysis to a clustered system of objects characterized by an average density Po(1 r I) and a correlation function e(1 r I).
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