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Title: Fourier analysis of the light curves of eclipsing variables and its application to YZ(21) Cassiopeiae
Author: Kurutac, Mehmet
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1976
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Abstract:
The interpretation of the light curves of eclipsing variables has attracted the attention of many astronomers and many methods have been developed. These methods have mainly dealt with the problem in the time-domain. Recently, a new method started to appear in a series of papers published by Kopal, who has shown that a transition of the problem from the time-domain into the frequency-domain is indeed the right approach in the interpretation of the light curves of eclipsing binaries. Kopal's Fourier approach to the problem deals not with the single measurements of the light curve, but with areas, referred to by Kopal as "the theoretical moments of the light curve, " which are represented by the light curve. The main aim of this work is to evaluate the theoretical moments of the light curve for annular eclipses and apply it to the case of YZ Cassiopeiae.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.640155  DOI: Not available
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