Evolutionary Processes in Interacting Binary Stars

Evolutionary Processes in Interacting Binary Stars : Proceedings of the 151st Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Cordoba, Argentina, August 5-9, 1991

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This book contains the proceedings of IAU Symposium No. 151 `Evolutionary Processes in Interacting Binary Stars,' which was held from 5 to 9 August 1991 in Cordoba, Argentina.
The primary aim of this conference was to review and evaluate our current understanding of the evolutionary processes in wide variety of interacting binary stars from their births to their deaths. Subjects included the formation of binaries, mass flow and transfer, accretion processes, and binaries with collapsed components, such as novae, X-ray binaries and binary pulsars. As the field covered is both broad and diverse, there were in all thirty-seven invited talks; sixty-two contributed papers were also presented. In addition, these proceedings contain comments from a panel discussion of the major unsolved problems of interacting binary stars.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 530 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 28.96mm | 1,000g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
  • XXV, 530 p.
  • 0792317335
  • 9780792317333

Table of contents

Preface. Invited Papers: Unsolved Major Problems of Interacting Binaries -- A Panel Discussion. Oral and Contributed Papers: Detached Binary Systems. Algol and Related Systems. Contact Binary Systems. Late-Type Binary Systems. Cataclysmic Variables, Symbiotic Stars, and Related Binaries. Binaries in Clusters, the Galactic Halo, and the Magellanic Clouds. Late Stages of Binary Evolution.
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