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    Nov 27, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTR 411 - Stellar Structure and Stellar Evolution

3 Credit Hours
An introduction to stars and the physical principles governing stellar structure and stellar evolution. Topics include equations of state for stars, hydrostatic equilibrium, energy production and energy transport in stars, the birth of stars, extrasolar planets, main sequence stars, solar neutrinos and neutrino oscillations, red giants and post mainsequence evolution, pulsating variable stars, white dwarfs, neutron stars and pulsars, accretion in binary star systems, novae, X-ray bursts, supernovae, and production of the elements in various stellar processes.

Recommended Background: 151-152 or 218; and Physics 136 or 138; and Physics 250 and 321; or permission of instructor.

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