Rapid oscillations in cataclysmic variable stars

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Warner, Brian en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Woudt, Patrick Alan en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Pretorius, Magaretha L en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-13T13:58:00Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-13T13:58:00Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Pretorius, M. 2004. Rapid oscillations in cataclysmic variable stars. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6103
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-146). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Rapid quasi-coherent oscillations were detected in the optical light curves of 24 cataclysmic variable stars (CVS). In 12 of these systems (TU Men, WW Cet, HX Peg, BP CrA, BR Lup, HP Nor, AG Hya, TW Vir, PU CMa, V426 Ooph, V1193 Ori, and CR Boo) for the first time. The results contribute to the observational record of the phenomenology of dwarf nova oscillations (DNOs), quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs), and longer period dwarf nova oscillations (lpDNOs), strengthen the correlation, valid over nearly six orders of magnitude in frequency, between the ratio of time scales of different classes of oscillations in white dwarf, neutron star, and black hole binaries, and show that the recently recognized lpDNOs occur fairly commonly in high mass transfer rate CVs. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Astronomy en_ZA
dc.title Rapid oscillations in cataclysmic variable stars en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Astronomy en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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