Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 85–88 | Cite as

Structure of close binaries

IV: Non-synchronous polytropes
  • M. D. T. Naylor


Models of uniformly rotating non-synchronous binary polytropes have been calculated and compared with the results obtained from the Roche model. It is found that the relative dimensions of the non-synchronous systems are adequately portrayed by a Roche model but the degree of central condensation affects the minimum separation by an amount which is probably not insignificant.


Relative Dimension Minimum Separation Close Binary Central Condensation Roche Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. T. Naylor
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  1. 1.Dept. of PhysicsUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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