## Deformation of relativistic magnetized stars
We formulate deformation of relativistic stars due to the magnetic stress, considering the magnetic fields to be perturbations from spherical stars. The ellipticity for the dipole magnetic field is calculated for some stellar models. We have found that the ellipticity becomes large with increase of a relativistic factor for the models with the same energy ratio of the magnetic energy to the gravitational energy.
This article contains no SIMBAD objects. ## Contents- 1. Introduction
- 2. Magnetic fields in spherically symmetric space-time
- 3. Equilibrium configurations of magnetized stars
- 4. Ellipticity of magnetized stars
- 5. Discussion
- Acknowledgements
- References
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