EAS Publications Series
Volume 19, 2006Stars and Nuclei: A Tribute to Manuel Forestini
|Page(s)||31 - 49|
|Published online||25 March 2006|
T. Montmerle and C. Kahane (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 19 (2006) 31-49
Evolution of Binary Systems
Institute of Astronomy, The
Observatories, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
Binary stars are abundant. We describe their orbits and the effects of tides and introduce the concept of the Roche lobe and mass transfer. We illustrate binary star evolution with Algols, cataclysmic variables and type Ia supernovae as examples.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2006
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