
Feature   

Physical motivation
before equilibrium  As a general stellar cluster evolves
tides are generated  As a general stellar cluster evolves
entropy is produced 
Theoretical basis
at equilibrium  Tidal force of the galaxy  Entropy maximization 
Equation obeyed  Simple, approximate,
and nonunique in (9)  Transcendental,
exact, and unique in (23) 
Role of Planck
constant  Not needed since the treatment is
classical Newtonian.  Needed explicitly
to find the cell degeneracy
the index of (27), and the huge cutoff number K. 
Upper energy
cutoff in the spectrum  Imposed by hand at in (9).  Predicted by
theory to occur at in (19). 
Functional form  For example, in
which the subtraction term 1 is
constant.  in which the subtraction term is strongly energydependent. 
Mass and radius of
the cluster  Finite  Finite 
Number density
profile near the edge   
Quality of fit to and  Good in Figure 4  Good in Figure 3 
