Ay123: Structure and Evolution of Stars

  • Topics

    Thermodynamics, equation of state, convection, opacity, radiative transfer, stellar atmospheres, nuclear reactions, and stellar models.

    Evolution of low- and high-mass stars, supernovae, and binary stars.

  • Assignments

    Five problem sets, each worth 6% of final grade

    Computer model of a static star, worth 10% of final grade

    Oral midterm, worth 25% of final grade

    Written, take-home final exam, worth 35% of final grade