Astro 580: Stellar Structure and Evolution.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. years, offered Spring 2004.

Prereq: 405 or 505.

Stellar structure equations and constitutive relations: energy generation, energy transport by radiation and convection; equation of state. Solutions to the equations: general theorems, analytic approxima-tions, numerical techniques and results. Stellar evolution from formation to final phases. Nucleo-synthesis; recycling of material to the interstellar medium. Evolution in interacting binaries. Variable stars.

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