ASTR 123. Stellar Astrophysics
An overview of physics of the stars, both atmospheres and interiors. Topics may include hydrostatic and thermal equilibrium, radiative and convective transfer nuclear energy generation, degenerate matter, calculation of stellar models, interpretation of spectra, stellar evolution, white dwarfs and neutron stars, nucleosynthesis, supernovae, and star formation.
Prerequisite: PHYS 013 , ASTR 016 or ASTR 014
Recommended: PHYS 017 and PHYS 018
Natural sciences and engineering.
Spring 2021. Cohen.
Spring 2023. Cohen.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy
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