Simulations of the Interaction of a Binary System with a Third Star.
Ford, Lyle A.
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A celestial binary system was simulated to analyze how its orbit is disrupted by a third body passing through the center of the system at various angles in the x-y plane. While unlikely to occur for most stars, encounters like this may play a role in the evolution of binary systems in dense groups of stars called globular clusters.
Double stars--Mathematical models
Multiple stars--Mathematical models
Color poster with text and illustrations describing research conducted by Patrese Hoffman, advised by Lyle A. Ford.