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Determining the masses of white dwarfs in magnetic cataclysmic variables from x-ray observations

  • Kinwah Wu (a1), Mark Cropper (a2) and Gavin Ramsay (a2)

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A method to determine the masses of white dwarfs in magnetic cataclysmic variables from X-ray observations is presented. The method is appropriate for both eclipsing and non-eclipsing systems, for it is insensitive to the orbital inclination of the systems.

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