Dynamics of Close Binary Systems [E-Book] / by Zdeněk Kopal.
Kopal, Zdeněk, (author)
Dordrecht : Springer, 1978
XIII, 513 p. online resource.
englisch
9789400997806
10.1007/978-94-009-9780-6
Astrophysics and Space Science Library, A Series of Books on the Recent Developments of Space Science and of General Geophysics and Astrophysics Published in Connection with the Journal Space Science Reviews ; 68
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Table of Contents:
  • I. Binary Stars in the Sky
  • 1. Binary-Star Population in our Galaxy
  • Bibliographical Notes
  • II. Figures of Equilibrium
  • 1. Equipotential Surfaces
  • 2. Rotational Distortion
  • 3. Tidal Distortion
  • 4. Interaction between Rotation and Tides
  • 5. Effects of Internal Structure
  • 6. Gravity, Density Distribution, and Moments of Inertia
  • Bibliographical Notes
  • III. Dynamical Tides
  • 1. Equations of the Problem
  • 2. Linearized Equations
  • 3. Forced Oscillations: Dynamical Tides
  • 4. Dissipation of Energy by Dynamical Tides
  • Bibliographical Notes
  • IV. Generalized Rotation
  • 1. Equations of Motion for Deformable Bodies
  • 2. Rotation of Deformable Bodies
  • 3. Effects of Viscosity
  • 4. Nonuniform Rotation
  • Bibliographical Notes
  • V. Dynamics of Close Binaries
  • 1. Equations of the Problem
  • 2. Perturbations of the Orbital Plane; Precession and Nutation
  • 3. Perturbations in the Orbital Plane
  • 4. Period Changes in Eclipsing Binary Systems
  • 5. Effects of Variable Mass
  • 6. Perturbations by a Third Body
  • Bibliographical Notes
  • VI. The Roche Model
  • 1. Roche Equipotentials
  • 2. Geometry of Roche Surfaces
  • 3. The Roche Coordinates
  • Bibliographical Notes
  • VII. Stability of the Components of Close Binary Systems
  • 1. Criteria of Stability
  • 2. Secular Stability
  • 3. Dynamical Stability
  • 4. Concluding Remarks
  • Bibliographical Notes
  • VIII. Origin and Evolution of Binary Systems
  • 1. Evolution of the Stars
  • 2. Classification of Close Binary Systems
  • 3. Nuclear Evolution of Close Binary Systems
  • 4. Tidal Evolution of Close Binary Systems
  • 5. Beginnings and Ends
  • Bibliographical Notes
  • References
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Subjects.