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Volume 315 - The Golden Age of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects IV (GOLDEN 2017) - Concluding Remarks
Concluding Remarks; What CVs Can Teach Us About Other Astrophysical Sources
P. Mason
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Pre-published on: 2018 July 13
Published on: 2018 September 13
I briefly discuss some personal views developed from the talks and topics covered at this meeting. Specifically, I address a process-oriented theme that focuses on relevant processes independent of scale or source type. For example, magnetism, accretion disk formation, and stellar evolution work in a wide variety of source types, independent of human-made classification schemes. I suggest a process-centered approach where lessons learned about phenomena that are well observed in one source class are sensibly applied elsewhere. Features of one class of accreting binary may appear in another class in a related but distinct way. Several examples that were highlighted in this meeting are discussed.
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