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Stellar Structure and Evolution

ASTR 231
Spring 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: ASTR 531
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.

Essential Capabilities: 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PHYS213 AND PHYS214 AND ASTR155 AND ASTR211
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(CIS)(PSCI-MN)(STS)

Last Updated on JUN-21-2024
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