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White Dwarfs

Proceedings of IAU Colloquium No. 114, Held at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA, August 15–19, 1988


Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Physics (LNP, volume 328)

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Table of contents (95 papers)

  1. Front Matter

  2. Mass distribution and luminosity function of white dwarfs

    • Volker Weidemann, Jie W. Yuan
    Pages 1-14
  3. The luminosity function of white dwarfs in the local disk and halo

    • James Liebert, Conard C. Dahn, David G. Monet
    Pages 15-23
  4. Two new late-type degenerates: Implications for the white dwarf luminosity function

    • Conard C. Dahn, David G. Monet, Hueh C. Harris
    Pages 24-28
  5. On the structure of pre-white dwarfs

    • D. Schönberner, R. Tylenda
    Pages 62-65
  6. Equations of state of hydrogen-helium and carbon-oxygen mixtures

    • P. Godon, G. Shaviv, J. Ashkenazi, A. Kovetz
    Pages 85-87
  7. Gravitational collapse of mass-accreting white dwarfs

    • J. Isern, R. Canal, D. García, M. Hernanz, J. Labay
    Pages 88-91
  8. The temperatures of white dwarfs in accreting binaries

    • Paula Szkody, Edward M. Sion
    Pages 92-96
  9. The whole earth telescope

    • R. Edward Nather
    Pages 109-114
  10. PG 1707+427: The DOV star with the simplest fourier transform

    • Albert D. Grauer, James Liebem, Richard Green
    Pages 119-121
  11. Observations of cold degenerate stars

    • Maria Teresa Ruiz, Claudio Anguita, Jose Maza
    Pages 122-125
  12. Two new faint common proper motion pairs

    • Maria Teresa Ruiz, José Maza
    Pages 126-129
  13. Cluster analysis of the hot subdwarfs in the PG survey

    • Peter Thejll, Darryl Charache, Harry L. Shipman
    Pages 130-133

About this book

This book contains the contributed papers and reviews from IAU Colloquium Number 114 on White Dwarfs held at Dartmouth College in August 1988. All the current fields of research in this area are covered including the evolution of white dwarfs, links to progenitors, luminosity functions of white dwarfs, evolution of white dwarfs in binaries, spectroscopy and atmospheric abundances, diffusion, accretion and convective mixing, the mass-radius relation, gravitational redshifts, masses of white dwarfs, and magnetic white dwarfs. Special emphasis has been placed on the intrinsic properties of single white dwarfs. All the articles are by internationally known authorities and contain the most up-to-date information available at the time of writing.


  • Accretion
  • Redshift
  • gravitation
  • gravity
  • spectroscopy

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: White Dwarfs

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of IAU Colloquium No. 114, Held at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA, August 15–19, 1988

  • Editors: Gary Wegner

  • Series Title: Lecture Notes in Physics

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-13745-1Published: 23 August 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-46136-4Published: 11 July 2005

  • Series ISSN: 0075-8450

  • Series E-ISSN: 1616-6361

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 526

  • Number of Illustrations: 166 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques, Astrophysics, Geophysics

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Softcover Book USD 109.99
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