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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Dynamics of Close Binary Systems

Authors: Kopal, Zdenek

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The aim of the present book will be to provide a comprehensive account of our present knowledge of the theory of dynamical phenomena exhibited by elose binary systems; and on the basis of such phenomena as have been attested by available observations to outline probable evolutionary trends of such systems in the course of time. The evolution of the stars - motivated by nuelear as weIl as gravitation al energy sources - constitutes nowadays a well-established branch of stellar astronomy. No theo­ ries of such an evolution are as yet sufficently specific - let alone infallible - not to require continual tests by a confrontation of their consequences with the observed prop­ erties of actual stars at different stages of their evolution. The discriminating power of such tests depends, of course, on the range of information offered by the test objects. Single stars which move alone in space are now known to represent only a minority of objects constituting our Galaxy (cf. Chapter 1-2); and are, moreover, not very revealing of their basic physical characteristics - such as their masses or absolute dimensions. If there were no binary systems in the sky, the only star whose vital statistics would be fully known to us would be our Sun.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of Close Binary Systems
Authors
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
68
Copyright
1978
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-9780-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-9780-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0820-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-9782-0
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 513
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