Basic functions of the light curve analysis of eclipsing variables in the frequency domain


Demircan O.

ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE, vol.296, pp.209-220, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 296
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10509-005-4447-6
  • Title of Journal : ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-220

Abstract

An analytically tractable method of transforming the problem of light curve analysis of eclipsing binaries from the time domain into the frequency domain was introduced by Kopal (1975, 1979, 1990). This method uses a new general formulation of eclipse functions alpha, the so-called moments A(2m), and their combinations as g(2m) = A(2m+2)/(A(2m)A(2m+4)) functions for the basic spherical model. In this paper, I will review the use of these functions in the light curve analysis of eclipsing binaries.