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Tidal distortion of a neutron star in the vicinity of a black hole

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dc.contributor.advisor Lesame, William Mphepeng en
dc.contributor.advisor Bishop, N. T. (Prof.) en
dc.contributor.author Naidoo, Monogaran en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:56:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:56:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:56:06Z
dc.date.submitted 2007-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1734
dc.description.abstract We will consider the scenario of the co-rotation of a fluid star (in specific, a neutron star) and a black hole. The neutron star (or primary)is assumed to have constant angular velocity. The tidal effects on the primary are investigated. First, the centrally condensed approximation is applied, where both bodies are considered as point sources. In the second treatment, the primary is treated as an incompressible and homogeneous fluid mass, which in addition to its own gravity is subject to centrifugal and Coriolis forces, derived from fluid motions. The black hole (or secondary) is treated as a rigid sphere and can be regarded as a point mass. The equilibrium figure is derived. The problem is then adapted to include vorticity and a pseudo-Newtonian potential. The coalescence of neutron star - black hole binaries and their importance to gravitational wave detection is also discussed. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (v, 189 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Tidal distortion en
dc.subject Binary stars en
dc.subject Neutron star en
dc.subject Black hole en
dc.subject Virial method en
dc.subject Roche ellipsoid en
dc.subject.ddc 523.887
dc.subject.lcsh Neutron stars
dc.subject.lcsh Black holes (Astronomy)
dc.subject.lcsh Double stars
dc.title Tidal distortion of a neutron star in the vicinity of a black hole en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Mathematical Sciences en
dc.description.degree M. Sc. (Applied Mathematics) en


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