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We have developed a test for the evolutionary state of W Ursae Majoris binaries by comparing the observed spectral type of 31 of these systems (14 of type W and 17 of type A) with the expected one
when their primary component is an unevolved main sequence star. It appears that both the W- and A-type systems have a primary with a mass and radius too large to be compatible with the observed spectral
type,so there is no indication that each type should mark a different evolutionary stage.
Solar-type variability is enhanced in short period close binaries with increased dynamo driven activity. This activity is studied in our analysis of recent light curves taken of the newly discovered eclipsing binaries GSC 2764 1417 (And), GSC 3355 0394 (Per) and GSC 2537 0775 (CVn).
Programs for modeling binary star observables compute emergent intensity for given composition as it varies with local effective temperature, local gravity, and direction. With arrival of huge data sets from Gaia and other surveys, the benefits of fast, compact, and accurate computation of atmospheric radiation is likely to remain critical for the foreseeable future. Experience has shown that accurate radiative modeling is important for good parameter estimation. Here we augment the radiative treatment by Van Hamme & Wilson (2003) with a procedure by which individuals can generate the needed Legendre coefficients for arbitrary photometric bands. Resulting files can be inserted directly into the Wilson-Devinney (W-D) program without sacrificing portability or program unity, and should easily be adaptable to other binary star programs. We expect the new bandpass options to become part of the public W-D program. Limb-darkening tables will be placed at http://www.fiu.edu/~vanhamme/limdark.htm.
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