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    Sep 22, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 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: ASTR 151 *-ASTR 152 * or ASTR 218 *; and PHYS 136 * or PHYS 138 *; and PHYS 250  and PHYS 321 ; or permission of instructor.

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