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Dependence of tidal effects on the mass distribution in binary stellar systems

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Analytic expressions for tidal disruption and tidal coalescence for binary stellar systems have been derived, using impulsive approximation, as a function of the mass ratio and separation of the components. These expressions can be used for any mass distribution of the components for non-interpenetrating cases.

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Subrahmanyam, P.V. Dependence of tidal effects on the mass distribution in binary stellar systems. Astrophys Space Sci 191, 137–146 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00644203

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  • Mass Distribution
  • Tidal Effect
  • Stellar System
  • Impulsive Approximation
  • Tidal Disruption