Cataclysmic variable stars by Coel Hellier

By Coel Hellier

This article provides a number of illustrations of the saw variability of cataclysmic variable stars. It offers a transparent clarification and thorough up to date review of this phenomenon at a degree obtainable to the complex beginner or undergraduate pupil.

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