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Light Curve Modeling of Eclipsing Binary Stars

Editors: Milone, E.F. (Ed.)

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In the two decades since the development of the first eclipsing-binary modeling code, new analytic techniques and the availability of powerful, sometimes dedicated computing facilities have made possible vastly improved determinations of fundamental and even transient stellar parameters. The scale of these developments, of course, raises questions about modeling tools, techniques, and philosophies, such as: Who will maintain and upgrade the codes? Will the codes be open to improvement by outsiders, and if so, how? And, indeed, what should be the goals of a modeling program? Such questions had not been aired for a long time and, for this reason alone, deserved to be discussed in as general a forum as the community provides. This volume contains material presented by Commission 42 (Close Binary Stars) during the International Astronomical Union's XXI General Assembly in Argentina, July 1991, and during IAU Colloquium 151, Cordoba, Argentina, August 1991. The techniques discussed include simulations of stellar bright and dark spots, streams, partial and complete stellar disks, prominences, and other features characterizing active stars; modeling of polarization parameters; models that use radial velocities as well as line profile simulations to model velocity field variation across stellar disks; the weighted effects of brightness asymmetries; and models for translucent eclipsing agents such as stellar winds.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Improvements in the Modeling of Eclipsing Binary Light Curves- An Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Milone, E. F.

  • From Here to Observables: Beyond Light and Velocity Curves

    Pages 7-25

    Wilson, R. E.

  • Spectral Energy Distributions of Circumstellar Gas in Algols

    Pages 27-37

    Terrell, Dirk (et al.)

  • Gradient Free Determination of Eclipsing Binary Light Curve Parameters — Derivation of Spot Parameters Using the Simplex Algorithm

    Pages 39-51

    Kallrath, Josef

  • The New Wilson Reflection Treatment and the Nature of BF Aurigae

    Pages 53-68

    Hamme, W.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Light Curve Modeling of Eclipsing Binary Stars
Editors
  • E.F. Milone
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-2742-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-2742-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-97946-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7649-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 202
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