Astro 534 -- Stellar Structure and Evolution

Astro 534 -- Stellar Structure and Evolution

Class Time: MWF 2:30 - 3:20 Professor : Robin Ciardullo
Classroom: 538 Davey Lab Office: 519 Davey Lab
Web Site: http://www.astro.psu.edu/users/rbc/astro534.html Office Hours: M,Th 3:30-5:00 or any other time
e-mail: rbc@astro.psu.edu Phone: 865-6601

Graduate Class in stellar astronomy. The first ~40% of the course will deal with understanding the equations of stellar structure and all the physics that is applicable to stars. The second ~40% of the class uses our knowledge of stellar structure to investigate stellar evolution, from the main sequence to white dwarfs and supernovae. The remainder of the class will be devoted to special topics, such as binary star evolution, asteroseismology, and other current problems in stellar astronomy.

You grade in this class will be based on

Homework Projects       40%
Midterm Exam 15%
Final Exam 25%
Class Talks/Participation 20%

PRELIMINARY CLASS NOTES

ADDITIONAL TOPICS ANIMATIONS PROGRAMS DATA FILES
0.50.dat 0.60.dat 0.75.dat 0.90.dat 1.00.dat
1.10.dat 1.20.dat 1.30.dat 1.50.dat 1.75.dat
2.00.dat 3.00.dat 5.00.dat 7.00.dat 10.00.dat
15.00.dat 20.00.dat 30.00.dat 40.00.dat 60.00.dat
yale1.dat


Answers to the Midterm
Answers to the Final