8.921 Stellar Structure and Evolution
Observable stellar characteristics; overview of observational information. Principles underlying calculations of stellar structure. Physical processes in stellar interiors; properties of matter and radiation; radiative, conductive, and convective heat transport; nuclear energy generation; nucleosynthesis; and neutrino emission. Protostars; the main sequence, and the solar neutrino flux; advanced evolutionary stages; variable stars; planetary nebulae, supernovae, white dwarfs, and neutron stars; close binary systems; and abundance of chemical elements.
This class has no prerequisites.
8.921 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by Staff.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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