Continuum Spectra of Accretion Discs

  • Giora Shaviv
  • Rainer Wehrse
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 290)


Accretion discs have come to be known as a frequent phenomenon in astrophysics (Frank, King and Raine 1985). While accretion discs are of various dimensions, scales, temperatures and so on, we limit the discussion here to accretion discs around white dwarfs. Extension of the present discussion to other conditions, in particular accretion discs in premain sequence stars and self gravitating accretion discs, will be made in subsequent communications.


Radiative Transfer Optical Depth Accretion Disc Accretion Rate White Dwarf 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giora Shaviv
    • 1
  • Rainer Wehrse
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Physics and Space Research InstituteIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretsche AstrophysikHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

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