Binaries as Tracers of Stellar Formation

Binaries as Tracers of Stellar Formation

by Antoine Duquennoy, Michel Mayor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521019117

ISBN-13: 9780521019118

Pub. Date: 09/08/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

More than two-thirds of all stars belong to multiple-star systems. Observation of binary stars is considered one of the best methods to test stellar formation models. This book presents the most recent observations of binaries with the aim of disentangling evidence of stellar formation from later physical evolution.  See more details below

Overview

More than two-thirds of all stars belong to multiple-star systems. Observation of binary stars is considered one of the best methods to test stellar formation models. This book presents the most recent observations of binaries with the aim of disentangling evidence of stellar formation from later physical evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521019118
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/08/2005
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's note
Introductory Remarks1
N-body simulations of primordial binaries and tidal capture in open clusters6
When and how can binary data test stellar models18
Statistical analysis of single-lined red giant spectroscopic binaries26
The formation of binary stars38
Distribution and evolution of orbital elements for 1 [actual symbol not reproducible] primaries52
Tidal circularization of short period binaries82
Composite-spectrum binaries93
Orbital elements for field late-type binaries96
Evidences for interaction among wide binary systems: To Ba or not to Ba?110
Spectroscopic binaries in the open cluster M67132
Spectroscopic binaries in the halo139
Eccentricity evolution of a binary embedded in a disk145
The eccentricity distribution of pre-main sequence binaries155
A new algorithm to derive the mass-ratio distribution of spectroscopic binaries170
Distribution of orbital elements for red giant spectroscopic binaries in open clusters183
Are barium dwarfs progenitors of barium giants202
RZ Eridani as a constraint on synchronization and circularization times217
Ekman layers and tidal synchronization of binary stars229
The distribution of mass ratio in late-type main-sequence binary system230
The dynamical evolution of G-type main sequence binaries237
Present state of the tidal theory253
Infrared companions: Clues to binary star formation269
The distribution of cutoff periods with age: An observational constraint on tidal circularization theory278
Concluding remarks291

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