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Light Curve Solution for Early-type Binary Systems With Radiative Interaction

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H. Drechsel
Dr. Remeis Observatory Bamberg, Astronomical Institute University Erlangen- Nuernberg, Germany

Abstract
An eclipse light curve analysis code based on the logistics of the Wilson- Devinney approach has been developed to account for the effects of radiation pressure due to the mutual irradiation of the components of close binary systems. The radiative forces exerted by luminous, hot stars may cause geometric deformations of stellar surfaces and influence the binary configuration and evolution.

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