‘Combining the experience of many years of teaching with an equal length of service in observational research on binary stars, Ron Hilditch has produced a. Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘Combining the experience of many years of teaching with an equal An Introduction to Close Binary Stars (Cambridge Astrophysics) – Kindle edition by R. W. Hilditch. Download it once and read it on your Kindle. An Introduction to. Close Binary Stars. R. W. HILDITCH. University of St. Andrews, Scotland. CAMBRIDGE. UNIVERSITY PRESS.
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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you cose start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Binary systems introductiln stars are as common as single stars. They are of fundamental importance because they allow stellar masses, radii and luminosities to be measured directly, and explain a host of diverse and energetic phenomena including X-ray binaries, cataclysmic variables, novae, symbiotic stars, and some types of supernovae.
This book was the first to provide a pedagogical and comprehensive introduction to binary stars. It combines theory and observations at all wavelengths to develop a hilditcj understanding of binaries of all categories.
It comprehensively reviews methods for calculating orbits, the Roche model, ideas about mass exchange and loss, methods for analysing light curves, the masses and dimensions of different binary systems, and imaging the surfaces of stars and accretion structures. This book provides a thorough introduction to the subject for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
Researchers will also find this to be an authoritative reference.
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Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Editorial Reviews Review ‘Combining the experience of many years of teaching with an equal length of service in observational research on binary stars, Ron Hilditch has produced a book that will be a standard reference for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, and more mature researchers for a long time to come I found this book inspirational.
I would recommend this book to any astronomer who studies close binary stars or wants a better understanding of them. Binaries are common–half the stars you see in the night sky have companions.
They are of fundamental importance because they allow stellar masses, radii and luminosities to be measured directly, and explain X-ray binaries, cataclysmic variables, novae, and a host of other exciting phenomena.
This textbook is the first to provide a pedagogical and comprehensive introduction to binary stars. It combines theory and observations at all wavelengths to develop a unified understanding of all types of binaries. This textbook provides advanced students with a thorough introduction to binary stars and a lucid companion for courses on stellar astrophysics, stellar structure and evolution, and observational astrophysics. Product details File Size: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits Publisher: March 12, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers.
Write a customer review. Showing of 4 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I bought this book then left it on the shelf for awhile. However, when I was teaching the mechanics portion of an introductory astrophysics course I pulled it down and found it very useful for its discussion of the spectroscopic determination of the masses and orbital parameters from observational data.
It was just right for explaining to the students in the class how to calculate masses, eccentricities, and the other orbital parameters from data available in the literature. This wasn’t quite possible from the other textbooks I used including Carroll and Ostlie and the new textbook by Bradt which covered the same material but didn’t develop it as fully.
I am working through the interacting binary part of the book now, but have found the book to be one of the ones I turn to when I need a decent explanation of the mathematics before hitting the technical literature. If you need to calculate it and not just get a synopsis this is your book.
This is one of the best books in this topic.
Enough detail and rigor for the serious physicist, yet clearly written so even an enthusiast can follow every chapter Note: Published init is still relevant even more so today that new binary stars are discovered every day. The last chapter about imaging stellar surfaces shows nice snapshots and explains them! If you are an amateur astronomer studying eclipsing binary star systems, and have some training in physics, this book by R. Hilditch is a goldmine of information about the interaction of binaries.
His treatment is closely tied to observational data, so that you will be motivated to follow the analyses he provides of light curve shapes. The information content of spectroscopic studies and of pulsar and x-ray data are also covered.
The book is about as clear hilidtch it can be considering the detail provided. Even if equations frighten you, you might find the graphical and pictorial information useful. aj
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