Fourier Analysis of the Light Curves of Eclipsing Variables, XXIV: Determinacy of Solution of Geometric Elements of Eclipsing Binary Systems from an Analysis of Light Curves in the Frequency Domain
Abstract
The aim of the present paper will be to evaluate numerically Jacobian and other functions which have been discussed in more detail in a previous paper of this series (Edalati, 1978b, Paper XXII), and also choose the most convenient moments to obtain a good determination for the unknown eclipse parametersa andc _{0}. More than 12 different pairs ofgfunctions for real values ofm have been investigated numerically and diagrammatically. The behaviour ofgfunctions depends but very little on different combination of the moments, and related diagrams are approximately the same asg _{2} andg _{4} (Kopal and Demircan, 1978, Paper XIV). The behaviour of the vanishing Jacobian, arising from different pairs ofgfunctions for real values ofm∼1 has been shown diagrammatically in terms ofa andc _{0}. Accordingly, we obtain the optimum combination of the moments (i.e.,A _{6},A _{7},A _{8} andA _{9}) ingfunctionsg _{7} andg _{8}. It has been noted that the behaviour of thegfunctions which depend on the combinations of the higher order moments (i.e.,m≥5) have been ruled out, because the proportional error of the momentsA _{2m } increases with increasing values of realm. The automated method has been tested successfully on the light curve of RT Per (Mancusoet al., 1977; Edalati, 1978a). Finally, a comparison is given of the elements of RT Per arising from two different pairs ofgfunctions, i.e.,g _{2},g _{4} (Edalati, 1978a) andg _{7},g _{8} for the light curves analysis.
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 December 1978
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF01023930
 Bibcode:
 1978Ap&SS..59..443E
 Keywords:

 Eclipsing Binary Stars;
 Fourier Analysis;
 Hypergeometric Functions;
 Light Curve;
 Variable Stars;
 Frequency Distribution;
 Hankel Functions;
 Limb Darkening;
 Moments;
 Numerical Analysis;
 Orbital Elements;
 Astrophysics