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written by John Kolena
published by the Duke University Physics Department
This simulation demonstrates the path of binary stars' orbit. The user  is able to set the masses, orbital separation, orbital eccentricity, the inclination angle to our line of sight, and the angle of the nodes of two orbiting stars. The observed velocities of the two stars, and the Doppler shifted spectral lines are also shown in the upper right box. The site also includes definitions of terms used, instructions on how to use the simulation and a few examples.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Stars
= Binary Stars
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2007 Duke University Physics Department
Keywords:
angle of the nodes, binary stars, inclination angle, orbital eccentricity, orbital separation
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created May 3, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
Record Updated:
August 10, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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October 26, 2007
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J. Kolena, (Duke University Physics Department, Durham, 2007), WWW Document, (https://webhome.phy.duke.edu/~kolena/binary/binary.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
J. Kolena, Orbiting Binary Stars, (Duke University Physics Department, Durham, 2007), <https://webhome.phy.duke.edu/~kolena/binary/binary.html>.
APA Format
Kolena, J. (2007, October 26). Orbiting Binary Stars. Retrieved September 30, 2020, from Duke University Physics Department: https://webhome.phy.duke.edu/~kolena/binary/binary.html
Chicago Format
Kolena, John. Orbiting Binary Stars. Durham: Duke University Physics Department, October 26, 2007. https://webhome.phy.duke.edu/~kolena/binary/binary.html (accessed 30 September 2020).
MLA Format
Kolena, John. Orbiting Binary Stars. Durham: Duke University Physics Department, 2007. 26 Oct. 2007. 30 Sep. 2020 <https://webhome.phy.duke.edu/~kolena/binary/binary.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "John Kolena", Title = {Orbiting Binary Stars}, Publisher = {Duke University Physics Department}, Volume = {2020}, Number = {30 September 2020}, Month = {October 26, 2007}, Year = {2007} }
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