The Realm of Interacting Binary Stars

The Realm of Interacting Binary Stars

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More than two centuries have elapsed since the story of interacting binary stars began with the rediscovery of the variability of Algol by John Goodricke and the interpretation he proposed for explaining the regular periodic brightness variations which he found. Over this long span of time our knowledge about these systems has been growing, and we have now reached a fairly good understanding of the structure and behaviour of this interesting group of objects. This book contains a timely summary of our present knowledge of interacting binary stars. The chapters have been written by distinguished scientists who have done relevant research in the field of interacting binary stars.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 171.45 x 230 x 31.75mm | 949.82g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • 1992 ed.
  • index
  • 0792316754
  • 9780792316756

Review quote

'The book contains good to excellent reviews on Magnetic activity in close binaries, Contact binaries, Symbiotic stars, Classical novae, Binaries with compact components, Polarized radiation from close binaries, and Formation of binary stars...I enjoyed enough of this book to recommend it to students of binaries. It well widen their knowledge' Space Science Review 69:3/4 1994
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Table of contents

Introduction,, J. Sahade, et al; the development of the idea of interacting double stars, A.H. Batten, F.B. Wood; the interacting binary zoo, J. Sahade, et al; mass loss in interacting binaries, J. Sahade; some issues in the theory of mass transfer, S.H. Lubow; the algol-type interacting binaries, G.E. McCluskey, Jr; the R.S. Canum venaticorum stars, E.Guinan, A. Gimenez; contact binaries of the W ursae majoris type, S.M. Rucinski; accretion disks in close binaries, E. Meyer-Hofmeister, H. Ritter; magnetic cataclysmic variables, A.R. King, J.P. Lasota; symbiotic stars, A.A. Boyarchuk; theory and observations of classical novae in outburst, S. Starrfield; interacting binaries and type 1 supernovae, K. Nomoto; binary systems with compact components, V. Trimble; TeV radiation from binary stars, T.C. Weekes; Zeta aurigae atmospheric eclipsing binaries, I.A. Ahmad; polarized radiation from close binaries, R.H. Koch; high-resolution radio observations, R.L. Mutel, N. Elias; formation of binary stars, A.P. Boss; the evolution of interacting binary systems - observational aspects, G.E. McCluskey Jr, Y. Kondo; pending problems and final comments, J. Sahade, et al; Index.
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