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Description - Cataclysmic Variable Stars by Brian Warner

The study of cataclysmic variables - interacting binary stars containing a white dwarf accreting from an orbiting companion - is undergoing an exciting renaissance, as it embraces observations at all wavelengths. Cataclysmic variables allow, in particular, the direct and detailed study of equilibrium and non-equilibrium accretion discs; in turn these developments also help in our understanding of X-ray binaries, black holes and active galactic nuclei. This timely volume provides the first comprehensive survey of cataclysmic variable stars, integrating theory and observation into a single, synthesised text. An introductory chapter gives the historical background of studies of cataclysmic variables. The author then goes on to give an up-to-date review of both the observations (at all wavelengths, and over all time-scales), the theories, the models of the structures and accretion processes believed to be involved. A very detailed bibliography is also provided to guide the reader to pertinent primary literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521542098
ISBN-10: 052154209X
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 31mm)
Pages: 596
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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