Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 319, Issue 1, pp 45–53 | Cite as

Effect of Coriolis force on the shapes of rotating stars and stars in binary systems

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Abstract

In this paper an attempt has been made to determine the effect of Coriolis force on the shapes of Roche equipotential surfaces of rotating stars and stars in binary systems. Equations of Roche equipotential surfaces have been obtained for rotating and binary stars which take into account the effects of Coriolis force besides the centrifugal and gravitational forces. Shapes of Roche equipotentials and values of Roche limits are obtained for different values of angular velocity of rotation for rotating stars and for different values of mass ratios for the binary stars. The obtained results have been compared with the corresponding results in which the effect of Coriolis force has not been considered.

Keywords

Binary stars Rotating stars Roche limit Coriolis force Roche equipotential 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and Computer ApplicationsThapar UniversityPatialaIndia
  2. 2.IITRoorkeeIndia
  3. 3.Ambala College of Engineering & Applied ResearchDevasthaliAmbala Cantt.India

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