Stellar Astrophysics

PHYSICS 456

Stellar Astrophysics discusses the physical processes that play a role inside stars. Relevant physical processes include emission and absorption processes, radiation transfer, convective transfer, the weak and strong interactions, nuclear processes and nuclear burning, and the thermodynamics of equilibrium and non-equilibrium processes in stellar interiors. Subsequently, these processes are used to explain the structure and evolution of stars of different mass ranges. Finally, the course discusses endpoints of stellar evolution including white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, supernova explosions and gamma-ray bursts This course is also available for advanced undergraduates, with the prerequisites as noted. Prerequisites: Physics 411, 421, and 463, or permission of the instructor.This course is also available for advanced undergraduates, with the prerequisites as noted. Prerequisites: Physics 411, 421, and 463, or permission of the instructor.
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Stellar Astrophysics
INSTRUCTOR: Cowsik
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