ASTRO 6560

ASTRO 6560

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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.

Comments No astronomy background required, but is helpful.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 7667

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16895 ASTRO 6560   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person