List of Figures

View Image Figure 1:
Globular cluster distribution about the galaxy. Positions are from Harris [68] and are plotted as black circles on top of the COBE FIRAS 2.2 micron map of the Galaxy using a Mollweide projection. Figure taken from Brian Chaboyer’s website [24].
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View Image Figure 2:
Hubble Space Telescope photograph of the dense globular cluster M80 (NGC 6093).
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View Image Figure 3:
Color-magnitude diagram for M80. The diagram on the right focuses on the turn-off of the main sequence and the red giant branch. The diagram on the left indicates a number of different objects. HB indicates the horizontal branch, RGB is the red giant branch, SGB is the subgiant branch, and BSS indicate the blue stragglers. Blue stragglers will be discussed later in this review and the interested reader can consult [46] for a discription of the other objects. Figure taken from Ferraro et al. [46].
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View Image Figure 4:
Lagrange radii indicating the evolution of a Plummer model globular cluster for an N-body simulation and a Monte Carlo simulation. The radii correspond to radii containing 0.35, 1, 3.5, 5, 7, 10, 14, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80% of the total mass. Figure taken from Joshi et al. [89].
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View Image Figure 5:
Cross section of equipotential surfaces in the orbital plane of a binary with q = 0.4. The values of the potential surfaces are 5.0, 3.9075, 3.8, 3.559, 3.2, 3.0, and 2.8. The units have been normalized to the orbital separation, so a = 1.
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View Image Figure 6:
Evolution of the radius for a 10M o . star with Z = 0.001. Figure taken from Pfahl et al. [121].
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View Image Figure 7:
Example of a binary-field star exchange interaction. The binary comes in from the right (red-white), while the field star (green) enters from the left. After a complicated interaction, the white star is ejected and the newly formed red-green binary is in a more tightly bound orbit. Figure taken from McMillan [104].
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View Image Figure 8:
Results of the Monte Carlo simulation of NS-WD binary generation and evolution in 47 Tuc. Each small dot represents a binary system. The circles and error bars are the 10 binary pulsars in 47 Tuc with well measured orbits. Systems in A have evolved through mass transfer from the WD to the NS. Systems in B have not yet evolved through gravitational radiation to begin RLOF from the WD to the NS. Systems in C will not undergo a common envelope phase. Figure taken from Rasio et al. [134].
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