3 Basic Principles of Binary Star Evolution

Beautiful general reviews of the topic can be found in [34425Jump To The Next Citation Point]. Here we restrict ourselves to recalling several facts about binary evolution which are most relevant to the formation and evolution of compact binaries. The readers who have experience in the field can skip this section.

 3.1 Keplerian binary system and radiation back reaction
  3.1.1 Keplerian motion
  3.1.2 Gravitational radiation from a binary
  3.1.3 Energy and angular momentum loss
  3.1.4 Binary coalescence time
  3.1.5 Magnetic stellar wind
 3.2 Mass transfer modes and mass loss in binary systems
  3.2.1 Conservative accretion
  3.2.2 The Jeans (fast wind) mode
  3.2.3 Isotropic re-emission
 3.3 Supernova explosion
 3.4 Kick velocity of neutron stars
  3.4.1 Effect of the kick velocity on the evolution of a binary system
 3.5 Common envelope stage

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