Spring 2011 not offered
|Course Cluster: Planetary Science|
Most of the visible matter in the galaxy is in the form of stars. It is important, therefore, to understand their structure and their evolution. Fortunately, we have a fairly well-developed and tested theory of stellar structure covering both their interiors and atmospheres. In this course, we will provide an introduction to that theory and examine its key results, including a basic description of how stars evolve.
Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Students will explore mathematical and physical models of the structure and evolution of stars. Paper assignments will help students develop technical writing skills.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: PHYS213 AND PHYS214 AND ASTR155 AND ASTR211
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(CIS)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
One book. Several papers.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly or bi-weekly problem sets, 2 in-class exams, 1 final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
ASTR231 is for undergraduates only. ASTR531 is for graduate students only.
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