Interacting Binary Stars

Interacting Binary Stars

International Series in Natural Philosophy

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Authors: Jorge Sahade, Frank Bradshaw Wood
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157795

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Interacting Binary Stars deals with the development, ideas, and problems in the study of interacting binary stars. The book consolidates the information that is scattered over many publications and papers and gives an account of important discoveries with relevant historical background. Chapters are devoted to the presentation and discussion of the different facets of the field, such as historical account of the development in the field of study of binary stars; the Roche equipotential surfaces; methods and techniques in space astronomy; and enumeration of binary star systems that are studied meticulously by scientists. Astronomers, astrophysicists, physicists, researchers, and students in related fields will find the book interesting.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Chapter 1. History of the Field

    1. General Remarks

    2. Epoch No. 1, 1783-1912

    3. Epoch No. 2, 1912-1941

    4. Epoch No. 3, 1941-1966

    5. Epoch No. 4, 1966-

    Chapter 2. The Zero-velocity Surfaces

    Chapter 3. Photometric Analysis

    1. Introduction

    2. The Russell Method

    3. Rectification Procedures

    4. Current Methods of Solution of Light Curves

    5. Summary

    Chapter 4. The W URSAE Majoris Systems

    Chapter 5. Observational Evidence for Gaseous Structure

    1. Introduction

    2. Evidence for Gaseous Streams

    3. Evidence for Circumstellar Envelopes

    4. Evidence for Outer Envelopes

    5. Photometric Evidences for the Gaseous Structure

    6. Radio Emission in Close Binaries

    7. General Comments

    Chapter 6. Changes in Period

    1. General Remarks

    2. Light Time Changes

    3. Rotation of the Apse

    4. Irregular Period Changes

    5. Summary

    Chapter 7. Evolution of Close Binaries

    1. Computation of Particle Trajectories

    2. Close Binary Evolution

    3. Computed Cases

    4. Effects of Close Binary Evolution

    5. Pre-Main Sequence Stage

    6. Axial Rotation

    Chapter 8. Space Astronomy

    1. Introduction

    2. UV Observations

    3. X-Ray Binaries

    4. The Nature of the X-Ray Binaries

    5. Pulsating X-Ray Binaries

    6. Other Possible X-ray Binaries

    7. X-radiation from Algol

    8. The Masses of the X-ray Binaries

    9. Further Remarks

    Chapter 9. Groups of Special Interest

    1. RS Canum Venaticorum Stars

    2. Wolf-Rayet Binaries

    3. Dwarf Novae

    4. Novae

    5. Symbiotic Stars

    6. Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae

    7. Atmospheric Eclipses

    ζ Aurigae

    31 Cygni

    32 Cygni

    VV Cephei

    Solution of the Light Curves in the Case of Extended Atmospheres

    Chapter 10. Individual Binaries of Particular Interest

    1. Algol (ß Persei)

    2. ß Lyrae

    3. U Cephei

    4. R Canis Majoris

    5. ε Aurigae

    Final Comments


    Star Index

    General Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 198
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157795

About the Authors

Jorge Sahade

Frank Bradshaw Wood

About the Editor

D. Ter Haar

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