Braking and bouncing

Kolb, U. (2002). Braking and bouncing. In: The physics of cataclysmic variables and related objects, 5-10 Aug 2001, Gottingen, Germany.



I discuss the case for an efficient orbital braking mechanism in CVs, and the effect of nova outbursts on the observed range of mass transfer rates. I review the continuing problem that models have in interpreting the short--period cut--off of the CV period distribution.

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