Evolutionary models and pulsation analysis of selected MOST and MONS target stars : [Epsilon] Eridani, [Beta] Hydri, and [Beta] Geminorum

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dc.contributor.advisor Guenther, David B.
dc.creator MacDonald, Peter A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:46Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.other QB806 M33 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22269
dc.description x, 154 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and author's curriculum vitae.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 143-152).
dc.description.abstract Stellar evolution models and their associated non-radial pulsation spectra are presented for the nearby stars [varepsilon] Eridani (K2 V), β Hydri (G2 IV), β Geminorum (K2 III). This analysis was performed in preparation for the future observations of these (and other) stars by the MOST and MONS space missions. These missions will be able to identify non-radial oscillations on a variety of stars. This work is an uncertainty analysis of the oscillation spectra. These results represent the latest stellar evolution models and asteroseismological analyses of the three stars, and include a possible age indicator for [varepsilon] Eridani, the effects of mode bumping during subgiant evolution, and a possible mass refinement for β Gem. This work also includes a brief review of the observational techniques used to detect non-radial oscillations on distant stars, and of previously successful and failed seismology observations.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc QB806
dc.subject.lcsh Stars -- Evolution
dc.subject.lcsh Astroseismology
dc.subject.lcsh Stellar oscillations
dc.title Evolutionary models and pulsation analysis of selected MOST and MONS target stars : [Epsilon] Eridani, [Beta] Hydri, and [Beta] Geminorum
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thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Astronomy
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Astronomy and Physics
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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