Spring 2014 not offered
|Course Cluster: Planetary Science|
As the principal source of light in galaxies today and as drivers of chemical evolution, stars play a critical role in the universe. It is important to understand their structure and 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.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (PHYS213 AND PHYS214 AND ASTR155 AND ASTR211)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
One book. Several papers.
|Examination 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.