Evolutionary Processes in Binary and Multiple Stars

Evolutionary Processes in Binary and Multiple Stars

by Peter Eggleton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521855578

ISBN-13: 9780521855570

Pub. Date: 06/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume 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 breaking, and the…  See more details below

Overview

This volume 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 breaking, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521855570
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2006
Series:
Cambridge Astrophysics Series, #40
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Evolution of single stars31
3Binary interaction : conservative processes109
4Slow non-conservative processes158
5Rapid non-conservative processes209
6Accretion by the companion231
App. AThe equations of stellar structure257
App. BDistortion and circulation in a non-spherical star266
App. CPerturbations to Keplerian orbits276
App. DSteady, axisymmetric magnetic winds289
App. EStellar dynamos295
App. FSteady, axisymmetric, cool accretion discs299

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >