PS 280

PS 280 Astrophysics (3 units)

This course is a study on the nature of stars including stellar atmospheres and interiors with emphasis on radiative transfer and computation. Birth and death processes will be considered with stellar evolution on the main sequence. Pulsating and degenerate stars are briefly mentioned.

Prerequisite: none

Bibliography
 
B”hm-Vitense, E., Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics, Cambridge University Press.
Cowley, Charles R., The Theory of Stellar Spectra, New York: Gordon & Breach Science Publishers, 1970.
Goldberg, Howard S. & Scadron, Michael D., Physics of Stellar Evolution and Cosmology, Gordon & Breach.
Hansen, Carl J. & Kawaler, Steven D., Stellar Interiors: Physical Principles, Structure and Evolution, Springer-Verlag.
Jefferies, John T., Spectral Line Formation, Massachusetts: Blaisdell Publishing Company, 1968.
Kippenhahn, Rudolf & Weigert, Alfred, Stellar Structure and Evolution, Springer-Verlag.
Kitchin, Astrophysical Techniques, Institute of Physics Publishing, 1998.
Mihalas, Dimitri, Stellar Atmospheres, San Francisco: W. H. Freeman & Co., 1970.
Ostlie, Dale A., An Introduction to Modern Stellar Astrophysics, Addison-Wesley.
Phillips, A. C., The Physics of Stars 2nd Ed., West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1999.
Seymour, Cosmic Magnetism, Institute of Physics Publishing.