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Paper: The dynamics of distorted discs
Volume: 261, The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects
Page: 517
Authors: Ogilvie, G. I.
Abstract: Standard accretion disc theory describes the viscous evolution of a flat, circular disc around a single star or black hole. However, accretion discs are often distorted in various ways. A disc around a single star may be composed of non-coplanar or elliptical orbits, resulting in a warped or eccentric disc. In addition, discs in binary and protoplanetary systems are tidally distorted by the presence of the orbiting companion. I briefly summarize the recent application of semi-analytical methods to the solution of these three-dimensional, nonlinear problems.
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