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An Introduction To Close Binary Stars

Author : R. W. Hilditch
ISBN : 0521798000
Genre : Science
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This 2001 book was the first to provide a pedagogical and comprehensive introduction to binary stars for advanced students.

Evolutionary Processes In Binary And Multiple Stars

Author : Peter Eggleton
ISBN : 9781139456951
Genre : Science
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Binary systems of stars are as common as single stars. Stars evolve primarily by nuclear reactions in their interiors, but a star with a binary companion can also have its evolution influenced by the companion. Multiple star systems can exist stably for millions of years, but can ultimately become unstable as one star grows in radius until it engulfs another. This volume, first published in 2006, discusses the statistics of binary stars; the evolution of single stars; and several of the most important kinds of interaction between two (and even three or more) stars. Some of the interactions discussed are Roche-lobe overflow, tidal friction, gravitational radiation, magnetic activity driven by rapid rotation, stellar winds, magnetic braking and the influence of a distant third body on a close binary orbit. A series of mathematical appendices gives a concise but full account of the mathematics of these processes.

Binary Stars As Critical Tools And Tests In Contemporary Astrophysics Iau S240

Author : International Astronomical Union. Symposium
ISBN : 0521863481
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IAU S240 focuses on recent advances across the broad field of binary star research.

Fundamental Astronomy

Author : Hannu Karttunen
ISBN : 9783540341444
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Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences. This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work. It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. You will also find augmented sections on the solar system and extrasolar planets as well as a new chapter on astrobiology. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers.

Pulsar Astronomy

Author : Andrew G. Lyne
ISBN : 0521839548
Genre : Science
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A thoroughly revised third edition, covering recent advances in the field and including an updated catalogue of all known pulsars.

Principles Of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

Author : Cathie Clarke
ISBN : 9781139462235
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Fluid dynamical forces drive most of the fundamental processes in the Universe and so play a crucial role in our understanding of astrophysics. This comprehensive textbook, first published in 2007, introduces the necessary fluid dynamics to understand a wide range of astronomical phenomena, from stellar structures to supernovae blast waves, to accretion discs. The authors' approach is to introduce and derive the fundamental equations, supplemented by text that conveys a more intuitive understanding of the subject, and to emphasise the observable phenomena that rely on fluid dynamical processes. The textbook has been developed for use by final-year undergraduate and starting graduate students of astrophysics, and contains over fifty exercises. It is based on the authors' many years of teaching their astrophysical fluid dynamics course at the University of Cambridge.

Cataclysmic Variable Stars

Author : Brian Warner
ISBN : 052154209X
Genre : Science
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This timely volume provides the first comprehensive survey of cataclysmic variable stars, integrating theory and observation into a single, synthesised text.

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