Binary Stars. Selected Topics on Observations and Physical Processes

Lectures Held at the Astrophysics School XII Organized by the European Astrophysics Doctoral Network (EADN) in La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, 6–17 September 1999

  • F. Carlos Lázaro
  • Maria J. Arévalo

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 563)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Antonio Claret, Alvaro Giménez
    Pages 1-47
  3. Klaus G. Strassmeier
    Pages 48-109
  4. Józef Smak
    Pages 110-150
  5. Bert C. De Loore
    Pages 203-276

About this book


More than half of all stars in the universe formed and evolved as binary systems and their study is essential for understanding stellar and galactic evolution. The six lectures in this book give both a readable introduction and an up-to-date review of nearly all aspects of current research into binary stars, including the range from common binaries to more exotic systems composed of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.


astrophysics black hole black holes neutron star stellar universe

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Carlos Lázaro
    • 1
  • Maria J. Arévalo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AstrophysicsUniversidad de la LagunaTenerifeSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41256-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44395-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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