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Determining the Masses of White Dwarfs in Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables from X-Ray Observations

  • Kinwah Wu
  • Mark Cropper
  • Gavin Ramsay
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 189)

Abstract

A method to determine the masses of white dwarfs in magnetic cataclysmic variables from X-ray observations is presented. The method is appropriate for both eclipsing and non-eclipsing systems, for it is insensitive to the orbital inclination of the systems.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kinwah Wu
    • 1
  • Mark Cropper
    • 2
  • Gavin Ramsay
    • 2
  1. 1.RCfTASchool of Physics University of SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.MSSLUniversity College LondonSurreyUK

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