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.
1 credit.
Spring 2023. Cohen.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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