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Stellar Structure. Simon Jeffery: Trinity College Dublin: 2006. OUTLINE. Basic Stellar Properties Equations of Stellar Structure Stellar Models I Equation of State Stellar Opacity Thermonuclear Physics Stellar Models II Main-Sequence Stars Post-Main Sequence Evolution Stellar Remnants.

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    1. Stellar Structure Simon Jeffery: Trinity College Dublin: 2006 Stellar Structure: TCD 2006: 0.1

    2. OUTLINE • Basic Stellar Properties • Equations of Stellar Structure • Stellar Models I • Equation of State • Stellar Opacity • Thermonuclear Physics • Stellar Models II • Main-Sequence Stars • Post-Main Sequence Evolution • Stellar Remnants Stellar Structure: TCD 2006: 0.2

    3. SYNOPSIS • To provide an overall picture of a star from processes occurring at the nuclear and atomic level to the macroscopic properties observable via the emergent radiation. • Review observational basis for the theory of stellar structure. • Introduce the physics of self-gravitating masses, the equations governing the internal structure of stars. • Examine physical processes important in the stellar interior, the equation of state, stellar opacity and the generation of energy by nuclear fusion. • Equations of stellar structure used to construct simple stellar models to provide insight into the fundamental theory. • Stellar evolution theory used to explore the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, including a study of the physical conditions which occur at the birth and death of stars. • C.S.Jeffery 24 January, 2006 Stellar Structure: TCD 2006: 0.3

    4. TEXTS • http://www.arm.ac.uk/~csj/teaching/SS_ALL.pdf • Extended notes for the course as give in 1996. • Some typos, very few figures - current course will be different • The Physics of Stars. A.C.Phillips, 1994. QB801.P48 • The Stars: their Structure and Evolution. R.J.Tayler, 1994. QB808.T37 (best value for money) • Stellar Interiors: Physical Principles, Structure and Evolution. C.J.Hansen & S.D.Kawaler, 1994. QB808.H36 (more recent edition available) • Stellar Structure and Evolution. R.Kippenhahn & A.Weigert, 1990. QB808.K5 • Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics. Voume 3: Stellar Structure and Evolution. E.Böhm-Vitense, 1992. QB801.B64 (out of print) • For up-to-date editions and prices, see stellar evolution “wishlist” • for csj@arm.ac.uk at www.amazon.co.uk Stellar Structure: TCD 2006: 0.4

    5. WWW • URL’s for courses online (a selection) • Simon Jeffery http://www.arm.ac.uk/~csj/teaching/SS_ALL.pdf • Phillip Podsiadlowski • http://www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk/~podsi/lec_c1_mt04.html • “lecture course stellar structure”  about 415000 sites! • (but only 200000 in Google China) Stellar Structure: TCD 2006: 0.5