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Questions in this category have been asked by DC

  • What is an X-ray Binary?
  • Why do accretion discs form?
  • What is a compact object?
  • Why is the emission X-ray?
    • Can you get non-X-ray emission from accretion disks?
  • What do you know about accretion disks?
    • Relate T, Mdot, and L.
    • Derive the temperature of an accretion disk as a function of radius given M and Mdot.
  • What is the Eddington limit?
  • How would you calculate the gravitational wave luminosity from a star with a symmetric accretion disc?