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Paper: Computational Models of the Accretion Stream in Polars
Volume: 315, Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables (IAU Colloquium 190)
Page: 272
Authors: Cash, J.L.
Abstract: I present the current results of my computational modeling of the accretion stream in polars. These numerical stream models, generated using an SPH code, yield a 3-dimensional map of the gas distribution throughout the stream, including the distribution of material as it impacts the white dwarf surface. The major features of the accretion streams generated by the model code are presented as well as results of a model representing EF Eri. The prospective future development of the model is also discussed.
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