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PHYS560 — Spring 2022

PHYS560: Stellar Evolution (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

Spring, 3 credits

Prerequisites: Graduate status or PHYS 342 or PHYS 344
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This course is intended as an introduction to the birth, life, death, and afterlife of stars at the upper division undergraduate/beginning graduate level. Topics covered during the semester include the observational basis of astrophysics, the formation of stars on the main sequence, the physical properties of stellar material, energy generation in stars, nucleosynthesis of the elements, supernovae and their remnants, white dwarf stars, and neutron stars.



Textbook(s) for Spring 2022

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
The Physics of Stars A.C. Phillips 2nd; (May 4, 1999) 978-0471987987 Wiley & Sons Required

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