The period distribution of eclipsing and spectroscopic binary systems was analysed by various methods to take into account selection effects on observational data, with the purpose of deriving the actual distribution curve. The discussion of results shows the presence of some secondary maxima in the distribution which are probably of a nonstatistical character. They could be regarded as an indirect clue to the discrete nature of the star formation process, according to the spiral density wave theory of galactic evolution by Lin et al. (1969).

The period distribution of eclipsing and spectroscopic binary systems. I

PAOLICCHI, PAOLO
1978

Abstract

The period distribution of eclipsing and spectroscopic binary systems was analysed by various methods to take into account selection effects on observational data, with the purpose of deriving the actual distribution curve. The discussion of results shows the presence of some secondary maxima in the distribution which are probably of a nonstatistical character. They could be regarded as an indirect clue to the discrete nature of the star formation process, according to the spiral density wave theory of galactic evolution by Lin et al. (1969).
Farinella, P; Paolicchi, Paolo
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