ASTRO 6560

ASTRO 6560

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Intended to provide a systematic development of stellar astrophysics, both theory and observations. Topics include hydrostatic equilibrium; equation of state; radiation transfer and atmospheres; convection and stellar turbulence; nuclear burning and nucleosynthesis; solar neutrinos; star formation; pre-main sequence stars; brown dwarfs; end states of stellar evolution (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes); supernovae; interacting binary stars; stellar rotation and magnetic fields; stellar pulsations; winds and outflows.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: physics at the advanced undergraduate-level. Though helpful, no astronomy background required.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 7667

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16144 ASTRO 6560   LEC 001