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Tidal evolution in close binary systems, III

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In this paper we shall investigate the energy of close binary systems of constant momentum takng into consideration the first-order effects of rotation and tidal attraction of the components of finite size. The equations for the momentum and the energy of the system will be set up in Section 2, making use of terms including the effects of finite size of the components of finite degree of central condensation. In Section 3 perturbation theory is applied to these equations using the results of Kopal (1972b) as our initial values. In Section 4 we shall compare our results with the initial values and then discuss variations in our constants and the application to various real systems.

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Haymes, W.E. Tidal evolution in close binary systems, III. Astrophys Space Sci 22, 165–192 (1973). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00642831

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Keywords

  • Perturbation Theory
  • Binary System
  • Real System
  • Finite Size
  • Close Binary System