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Magnetohydrodynamics in Binary Stars

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  • Presents a thoroughly revised edition of a well-cited text which centers on magnetohydrodynamics problems associated with accretion processes in binary star systems

  • Adds new work on magnetic coupling in the AM Herculis systems, revised chapters on disruption of the accretion disc by stellar magnetic fields and a new chapter on magnetic disc winds and their stability

  • Contains a significant amount of material which is also relevant to more general accretion processes and related flows

Part of the book series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library (ASSL, volume 456)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Magnetism in Binary Stars

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 1-8
  3. Theoretical Prerequisites

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 9-89
  4. AM Herculis Stars

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 91-105
  5. AM Her Stars: Inductive Magnetic Coupling

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 107-162
  6. AM Her Stars: The Maintenance of Synchronism

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 187-215
  7. AM Her Stars: The Attainment of Synchronism

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 217-225
  8. Binaries with Partial Accretion Discs

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 227-239
  9. Disc Disruption and Accretion Curtains

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 241-300
  10. Disrupted Discs: Stellar Spin Evolution

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 301-311
  11. Intrinsic Magnetism in Accretion Discs

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 313-358
  12. Stellar Magnetic Fields

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 359-371
  13. Stellar Magnetic Winds

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 373-409
  14. Accretion Disc Magnetic Winds

    • C. G. Campbell
    Pages 411-461
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 463-474

About this book

Magnetism in binary stars is an area of central importance in stellar astrophysics. The second edition of "Magnetohydrodynamics in Binary Stars" is a major revision of the first edition. The material has been updated and extended, including additional chapters on the origins of the stellar magnetic fields and accretion disc magnetic winds. A comprehensive account is given of the subject, from the early work up to the latest results. The unifying theme remains the redistribution of angular momentum by magnetic stresses. This occurs in a wide variety of ways, including magnetic stellar and orbital coupling, magnetic channelling of accretion streams, magnetic stellar coupling to accretion discs, dynamo field coupling in discs, and magnetic stellar and disc winds. The associated stellar spin and orbital evolution problems, including stability, are also considered. Although the main focus is on binary stars, much of the work on accretion discs and wind flows has more general astrophysical relevance. Convenient formulae are included that can be compared to observations, making the book useful to observers as well as theorists, and there are extensive reference lists. The material is mainly aimed at research workers, but parts of the text could be useful for postgraduate courses in magnetic stellar astrophysics topics.


Keywords

  • AM Herculis stars
  • Accretion discs in binary star systems
  • Accretion torque
  • Curtain flow
  • Disrupted accretion disks
  • Magnetic dissipation
  • Magnetic interaction in binary star systems
  • Magnetic winds
  • Synchronisation in binary star systems

Reviews

“It is … a book that rewards patient and detailed reading, and which provides an excellent theoretical background to the role of magnetic fields in close-binary systems.” (Moira Jardine, The Observatory, Vol. 140 (1275), April, 2020)

Authors and Affiliations

  • School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    C. G. Campbell

About the author

Chris Campbell was formerly a Reader in Astrophysics at Newcastle University.He has published papers in leading astrophysical journals in the areas of tidal theory, stellar oscillations and a range of magnetohydrodynamics problems, particularly related to accretion processes, associated outflows and close binary stars.



   

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Magnetohydrodynamics in Binary Stars

  • Authors: C. G. Campbell

  • Series Title: Astrophysics and Space Science Library

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97646-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-97645-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-07382-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-97646-4

  • Series ISSN: 0067-0057

  • Series E-ISSN: 2214-7985

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 474

  • Number of Illustrations: 65 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Astrophysics, Plasma Physics

Buying options

eBook
USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-97646-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)