Exact Analytic Solutions for Stellar Wind Bow Shocks

@article{Wilkin1996ExactAS,
  title={Exact Analytic Solutions for Stellar Wind Bow Shocks},
  author={F. Wilkin},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={459}
}
  • F. Wilkin
  • Published 1996
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Stellar wind bow shocks have been seen in association with a wide variety of stellar objects, from pulsars to young stars. A new solution method is presented for bow shocks in the thin-shell limit, stressing the importance of the conserved momentum within the shell. This method leads to exact analytic solutions to the classical problem of Baranov, Krasnobaev, & Kulikovskii. Simple formulae are given for the shell's shape, mass column density, and velocity of shocked gas at all points in the… Expand

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