Angular momentum and mass evolution of contact binaries

  title={Angular momentum and mass evolution of contact binaries},
  author={Kosmas Gazeas and Kazimierz Stȩpień},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Various scenarios of contact binary evolution have been proposed in the past, giving hints of (sometimes contradictory) evolutionary sequences connecting A- and W-type systems. As the components of close detached binaries approach each other and contact binaries are formed, following evolutionary paths transforms them into systems of two categories: A-type and W-type. The systems evolve in a similar way but under slightly different circumstances. The mass/energy transfer rate is different… 

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