Fourier Analysis of the Light Curves of Eclipsing Variables, XXII
Abstract
The theoretical values of the momentsA _{2m }for any type of eclipses, expressed in terms of the elementsL _{1},a andc _{0}, have been derived in the simple forms of rapidly convergent expansions to the series of Chebyshev polynomials, Jacobi polynomials and KopalJintegrals (Kopal, 1977c) and hold good for any real (not necessarily integral) value ofm≥0. The aim of the present paper has been to establish explicit expressions for the Jacobian and its fast enough computation in the light changes of close eclipsing systems, arising from the partial derivative of different pairs ofgfunctions (Kopal and Demircan, 1978, Paper XIV) with respect toa andc {_{0}/^{2}}, for any type of eclipses (be these occultations or transit, partial, total or annular) and for any arbitrary degreel of the adopted law of limbdarkening. The functional behaviour of this Jacobian would determine the reasonable light curve in connection with geometrical determinacy of the parametersa andc _{0}. In the expansion of Jacobian, the terms consist of two polynomials which satisfy certain threeterm recursion relations having the eclipse parametersa andc _{0}, as their arguments. Closed form expressions forffunctions, as well as of the Jacobian (e.g.,m=1, 2, 3), obtaining in the case of total eclipses, are given for a comparative discussion with the theoretical values of Jacobian derived from partial derivative of different pairs ofgfunctions. The numerical magnitude of Jacobian would determine the best combination of the momentsA _{2m }in the different pairs ofgfunctions and definite results would follow in the subsequent paper of this series (Edalati, 1978c, Paper XXIV).
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 December 1978
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF01023923
 Bibcode:
 1978Ap&SS..59..333E
 Keywords:

 Eclipsing Binary Stars;
 Fourier Analysis;
 Hypergeometric Functions;
 Light Curve;
 Variable Stars;
 Computer Techniques;
 Frequency Distribution;
 Moments;
 Orbital Elements;
 Stellar Atmospheres;
 Astrophysics