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)(CIS)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
One book. Several papers.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly or bi-weekly problem sets, as well as a research paper. There will be an in-class exam and a final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
ASTR231 is for undergraduates only.
ASTR531 is for graduate students only.
|Instructor(s): Redfield,Seth Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: VVO110; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 7||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: 5||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|
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