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Stellar Structure and Evolution

ASTR 231
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ASTR 531
Course Cluster: Planetary Science

As the principal source of light in galaxies today and as drivers of chemical evolution, stars play a critical role in the universe. It is important to understand their structure and evolution. Fortunately, we have a fairly well-developed and tested theory of stellar structure covering both their interiors and atmospheres. In this course, we will provide an introduction to that theory and examine its key results, including a basic description of how stars evolve.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: (PHYS213 AND PHYS214 AND ASTR155 AND ASTR211)
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(SISP)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-21-2014
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