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Physics of Stars and Stellar Populations

Code: 205288
ECTS: 0.0
Lecturers in charge: Lovro Palaversa
Lecturers: Lovro Palaversa - Exercises
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Exercises 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
1) Overview of stellar properties,
2) Equation of state for ideal and degenerate Fermi gas,
3) Stellar structure equations and the role of density,
4) Virial theorem,
5) Energy transfer via radiation and convection,
6) Termonuclear processes as the source of energy and element formation,
7) Simple stellar models,
8) Formation of start (Jeans criterion),
9) Main sequence stars and stellar instabilities,
10) Evoution of massive stars,
11) Evoution of low mass stars (model and evolution of the Sun),
12) Compact stars (white dwarfs and neutron stars),
13) Supernovae,
14) Simple stellar populations,
15) Stellar rotation,
16) Stellar oscillations.
  1. R. Kippenhahn & A. Weigert: Stellar Structure and Evolution, Springer-Verlag, 1990.
  2. M. Salaris & S. Cassisi: Evolution of Stars and Stellar Populations, Wiley, 2005.
1. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Astrophysics
Consultations schedule: