Accession Number:

AD0436026

Title:

MACHINE REDUCTION, COMPUTATION, AND ANALYSIS OF LIGHT CURVES OF ECLIPSING BINARY SYSTEMS,

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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

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Report Date:

1964-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

474.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the following work is to present an application of automatic computing techniques to the numerical treatment of observed light curves of eclipsing binary systems EBS. The machine selected is an IBM 1620 general purpose data processing system. All computations discussed in this work were prepared in FORTRAN language and are adaptable with minor modifications to large machines such as IBM 7090 or 7094 data processing systems. This compatibility is desirable because, as mentioned in the main body of this work, certain computations, although capable of being explored with a 1620 system, are not ideally suited for it. This situation arises whenever the number of observations is so large as to lead to unreasonable computing times. Under such conditions the use of a large machine becomes much more economical. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE