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Paper: Interacting binaries containing compact components
Volume: 20, Frontiers of Stellar Evolution: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of McDonald Observatory (1939-1989)
Page: 451
Authors: Warner, Brian
Abstract: An account is given of the character and the observational consequences of the orbital and rotational evolution of low-mass and high-mass X-ray binaries and cataclysmic variable stars, emphasizing the effects of variable mass transfer rates in systems of this type. An interacting binary star is controlled over much of its evolution by the rate of mass exchange, which is in turn determined by parameters that are of no consequence in single-star evolution.
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