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Department of Physics
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KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 08.04  2nd HS: 27.05 15.07  begin WS: 13.10

4020130047 Introduction to Solar and Stellar Physics  VVZ 

Mon 13-15
weekly NEW 14 1'02 (60) Carsten Denker
Mon 15-17
weekly NEW 14 1'02 (60) Carsten Denker

Digital- & Präsenz-basierter Kurs

classroom language
This lecture is aimed at an in-depths understanding of the fundamental physical characteristics and mechanisms, which govern the structure and evolution of stars. Starting with the inner structure (equilibrium conditions), continuing with the energy production mechanisms, and all the way to the exterior layers of the stars - their atmospheres - we will derive the fundamental equations and states describing a star. In addition, the evolution of stars will be tracked using a minimal set of physical parameters.
Basic courses in Physics and Mathematics
structure / topics / contents
Equations of stellar evolution
Physics of Gas and Radiation in stellar interiors
Nuclear processes
Equilibrium stellar configurations
Stability of stars
A schematic picture of stellar evolution
Mass loss of stars
A detailed picture of stellar evolution
Exotic stars: supernovae, pulsars, and black holes
Interacting binary stars
The stellar life cycle
assigned modules
BZQ(extern) BPh
amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
4 SWS, 5 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
Active participation with solution of 50% of exercises.
apl. Prof. Dr. Carsten Denker, Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam
Stix, M.. The Sun - An Introduction. Springer
Prialnik, D. . An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution. Cambridge University Press
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