Ensampling white dwarf g-modes

  • W. Dean Pesnell
Degenerate and Pre-Degenerate Variables
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 274)


We examine the pulsation spectrum of zero temperature models as a first approximation to white dwarf stars. The g-mode spectrum of such objects is found by using a constant adiabatic exponent and we have found that the core is an important region for the determination of the eigenvalue. A comparison to an evolutionary model is given.


Weight Function White Dwarf Early Calculation Pulsation Spectrum Stellar Structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Dean Pesnell
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  1. 1.Joint Institute for Laboratory AstrophysicsUniversity of Colorado and National Bureau of StandardsBoulderColorado

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