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Compact binaries and gravitational-wave sources

Radboud University Nijmegen, 2020, 2021

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Lecture: Interacting binaries and binary evolution

This lecture treats several aspects of the evolution of interacting binaries, including:
  • the Roche potential
  • orbital evolution
  • mass transfer
  • wind mass loss
  • angular-momentum loss
  • common envelopes

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This lecture has been taught in 2011, 2020 and 2021.