Evolutionary Processes in Binary Stars

Evolutionary Processes in Binary Stars

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Evolutionary Processes in Binary Stars by R.A. Wijers

7 Hydrodynamic Instabilities in Close Binary Systems (Frederic A. Rasio) 121 7. 1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 7. 1. 1 The stability of self-gravitating fluid equilibria 121 7. 1. 2 Astrophysical motivation . 123 7. 1. 3 Common envelope systems 125 7. 2 Dynamical instabilities. . . . . . . 126 7. 2. 1 Physical mechanism . . . . 126 7. 2. 2 Application to coalescing neutron star binaries 127 7. 3 Secular instabilities. . . . . . . . . . . 130 7. 3. 1 Physical mechanism . . . . . . 130 7. 3. 2 Application to contact binaries 133 8 Common Envelope Evolution in Binary Systems (Mario Livio) 141 8. 1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 8. 2 The entrance into the common envelope phase . . . . . 142 8. 3 The outcome of the CE phase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 8. 4 How close can we get to observing the common envelope Phase? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 8. 4. 1 How can PNe with binary nuclei be used to constrain CE physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 8. 4. 2 How can nova systems be used to constrain CE physics 148 8. 4. 3 Other tests of common envelope evolution 150 8. 5 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 9 Structure and Evolution of Massive Close Binaries (Dany Vanbeveren) 155 9. 1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 9. 2 Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 9. 3 Intermediate mass and massive single stars 156 9. 3. 1 Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 9. 3. 2 Stellar structure equations for non-rotating IMS's and MS's 160 9. 3. 3 Evolutionary computations of non-rotating IMS's and MS's 162 9. 3. 4 Overall comparison with observations '" 163 9. 3. 5 The role of rotation in single star evolution . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401072496
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 09/26/2011
Series: Nato Science Series C: , #477
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

1. Young Binary Stars; A.M. Ghez. 2. Observations of Discs Around Pre-Main-Sequence Binary Stars; R.D. Mathieu. 3. Dynamical Processes in Binary Star Formation; C. Clarke. 4. Young Binary Star/Disk Interactions; S.H. Lubow, P. Artymowicz. 5. Chaos and Tidal Capture; R.A. Mardling. 6. Hydrodynamic Encounters of Binaries; M.B. Davies. 7. Hydrodynamic Instabilities in Close Binary Systems; F.A. Rasio. 8. Common Envelope Evolution in Binary Systems; M. Livio. 9. Structure and Evolution of Massive Close Binaries; D. Vanbeveren. 10. Presupernova Evolution in Massive Binaries; Ph. Podsiadlowski, et al. 11. The Formation of Neutron Star and Black Hole Binaries; F. Verbunt. 12. Principles of Semi-Detached Binary Evolution; H. Ritter. 13. Magnetohydrodynamic Jets and Winds from Accretion Disks; H.C. Spruit. 14. Radiation Driven Evolution; F. D'Antona. 15. Binary Evolution of Type Ia Supernovae; J.C. Wheeler. 16. Black Holes in Binary Stars; R.A.M.J. Wijers. 17. Stellar and Dynamical Evolution within Triple Stars; P.P. Eggleton, L.G. Kiseleva. 18. Binary Population Synthesis: Theoretical Principles and an Example; M. de Kool. 19. An Observational Approach to Binary Population Synthesis; H.M. Johnston. Index. Object Index.

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