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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