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
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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