A Complete Survey of Case A Binary Evolution with Comparison to Observed Algol-type Systems

  title={A Complete Survey of Case A Binary Evolution with Comparison to Observed Algol-type Systems},
  author={Cailin Anne Nelson and Peter P. Eggleton},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={664 - 678}
We undertake a comparison of observed Algol-type binaries with a library of computed Case A binary evolution tracks. The library consists of 5500 binary tracks with various values of initial primary mass M10, mass ratio q0, and period P0, designed to sample the phase-space of Case A binaries in the range -0.10 ≤ log M10 ≤ 1.7. Each binary is evolved using a standard code with the assumption that both total mass and orbital angular momentum are conserved. This code follows the evolution of both… 

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