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The distribution of low-mass stars in the Galactic disc
We quantify the complex interdependence of stellar binarity, the stellar mass-luminosity relation, the mass function, the colour-magnitude relation and Galactic disc structure, all of which must be
Evolution of binary stars and the effect of tides on binary populations
We present a rapid binary-evolution algorithm that enables modelling of even the most complex binary systems. In addition to all aspects of single-star evolution, features such as mass transfer, mass
Comprehensive analytic formulae for stellar evolution as a function of mass and metallicity
We present analytic formulae that approximate the evolution of stars for a wide range of mass M and metallicity Z. Stellar luminosity, radius and core mass are given as a function of age, M and Z,
To compare the chemistries of stars in the Milky Way dwarf spheroidal (dSph) satellite galaxies with stars in the Galaxy, we have compiled a large sample of Galactic stellar abundances from the
Stellar evolution models for Z = 0.0001 to 0.03 (Pols+ 1998)
We have calculated a grid of empirically well tested evolutionary tracks with masses M between 0.5 and 50 M⊙, spaced by approximately 0.1 in log M, and with metallicities Z = 0.0001, 0.0003, 0.001,
The distribution of visual binaries with two bright components
Among the 4908 stellar systems which have at least one resolvable component brighter than V = 6.00 are 115 systems with two or more resolvable components both brighter than V = 6.00. These bright
Reconstructing the evolution of white dwarf binaries: further evidence for an alternative algorithm for the outcome of the common-envelope phase in close binaries
We determine the possible masses and radii of the progenitors of white dwarfs in binaries from fits to detailed stellar evolution models and use these to reconstruct the mass-transfer phase in which
Approximate input physics for stellar modelling
We present a simple and efficient, yet reasonably accurate, equation of state, which at the moderately low temperatures and high densities found in the interiors of stars less massive than the Sun is
The progenitors of core-collapse supernovae
We present maps of the nature of single star progenitors of supernovae and their remnants in mass and metallicity space. We find our results are similar to others but we have gone further in varying