The Influence of Binaries on Stellar Population Studies

The Influence of Binaries on Stellar Population Studies

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This book reviews recent observations of non-evolved and evolved binary populations in clusters and the field with special emphasis on statistical biases, incompleteness, and distribution functions. It considers different binary types and presents and discusses recent results in the field.
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  • Hardback | 582 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 40.64mm | 997.9g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XX, 582 p.
  • 0792371046
  • 9780792371045

Table of contents

Preface. Part I: Observations of Non-Evolved Binaries. 1. Binary Statistics in Clusters and the Field; J.-C. Mermilliod. 2. Statistics of binaries with a B Type Primary; W. van Rensbergen. 3. Massive Binaries; B.D. Mason, et al. Part II: Observations of Evolved Binaries. 4. CVs, Super-Soft Sources and Double-Degenerates; T.R. Marsh. 5. Observing Globular Cluster Binaries With GR; M. Benacquista. 6. The Algol-Type Binaries; G.J. Peters. 7. Be stars: Single and Binary Components; D.R. Gies. 8. Chemically-peculiar Red Giant Binary Intruders; S. Van Eck, A. Jorissen. 9. Eccentricities of the Barium Stars; J. Lattanzio, et al. 10. HMXBs and OB-runaways; L. Kaper. 11. The Galactic Wolf-Rayet Distribution; K.A. van der Hucht. 12. WR Binaries in the Magellanic Clouds; C. Foellmi, A.F.J. Moffat. 13. An X-ray Examination of Runaway Stars; E.J.A. Meurs, et al. 14. HST FGS1R Observations of WR Stars; D. Wallace, et al. Part III: Starbursts, Supernovae, Stellar Winds. 15. High Energy Emission from Starburst Galaxies; I.R. Stevens. 16. Supernova Types and Rates; E. Cappellaro, M. Turatto. 17. Massive Stellar Winds; P.A. Crowther. Part IV: Stellar Evolution. 18. Evolution of Massive Stars; A. Maeder. 19. Massive Close Binaries; D. Vanbeveren. 20. Massive Single and Binary Star Models; N. Langer, et al. 21. Evolution of Low- and Intermediate-Mass Stars; N. Mowlavi. 22. The Evolution of Intermediate-Mass Binaries; P.P. Eggleton. 23. Binaries in Triple Systems; L. Kiseleva-Eggleton, P.P. Eggleton. Part V: Population Synthesis. 24. The Population of Cataclysmic Variable Systems; U. Kolb. 25. Close Double White Dwarfs; L.R. Yungelson, et al. 26. The Population of Low- and Intermediate-Mass XRBs; Ph. Podsiadlowski, et al. 27. Simulating Open Star Clusters; S.F. Portegies Zwart, et al. 28. Binaries and Globular Cluster Dynamics; F.A. Rasio, et al. 29. The effect of tides and stellar dynamics; O.R. Pols, et al. 30. Massive Star Population Synthesis of Starbursts; J. Van Bever, D. Vanbeveren. 31. Radioactivities in Population Studies; S. Pluschke, et al. 32. Binary Population Synthesis; V. Kalogera, K. Belczynski. 33. Population Synthesis and Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitors; C.L. Fryer. 34. General Discussion on PNS modelling; E.P.J. v.d. Heuvel. Part VI: Chemical Evolution of Galaxies. 35. Element Abundances and Galactic Chemical Evolution; S.G. Ryan. 36. Hypernovae and Chemical evolution; K. Nomoto, et al. 37. Binaries and Chemical Evolution; E. De Donder, D. Vanbeveren. Part VII: Poster Papers. 38. Intermediate Visual Double Stars; A. Strigachev, et al. 39. The X-ray Output of Evolving Stellar Populations; L. Norci, E.J.A. Meurs. 40. The CV Minimum Period Problem;
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`This book is definitely one that I would recommend for libraries to purchase. Researchers from many fields will have occasion to read the reviews and will be well rewarded.'
The Observatory, 122/1168 (2002)
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