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Eclipsing Binary Stars: Modeling and Analysis
     

Eclipsing Binary Stars: Modeling and Analysis

by Josef Kallrath, Eugene F. Milone
 

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Astronomers learn much of what they know about the mass, brightness, and size of stars by observing binary systems, in which two stars orbit each other, periodically cutting off the others light. This book provides astronomers with a guide to specifying an astrophysical model for a set of observations, selecting an algorithm to determine the parameters of the model

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Astronomers learn much of what they know about the mass, brightness, and size of stars by observing binary systems, in which two stars orbit each other, periodically cutting off the others light. This book provides astronomers with a guide to specifying an astrophysical model for a set of observations, selecting an algorithm to determine the parameters of the model, and estimating the errors of the parameters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461429289
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
02/25/2012
Series:
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2009
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

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