# M44011 - Semester 1/2014 - The Sun and Stars

## Part I: Stars and Supernovae (Lectures 1-12)

## [Part II: The Sun (Lectures 13-24) by Sergiy Shelyag]

### Lecture 1: Equation of State of Stellar Gas

**Refs:** Kippenhahn & Weigert (1990), Sections 4.1, 8.1, 13,
15, 16

*Optional:* 14 (ionization)

Lecture Notes;

### Lecture 2: Stellar Structure

**Refs:** Kippenhahn & Weigert (1990), Sections 1, 2.1-2.5,
2.7, 3, 4.2-4.4, 5

*Summary:* 9

*Optional:* 10-12 (numerical solutions)

Lecture Notes;
Homework (due March 13)

### Lecture 3: Stellar Stability - Part I

**Refs:** Kippenhahn & Weigert (1990), Section 6

*Optional:* 7

Lecture Notes;

### Lecture 4: Stellar Stabiity - Part II

**Refs:** Kippenhahn & Weigert (1990), Sections 6

**Other matrials (optional):** coffee glass, coffee (hot), sugar,
cream

black tea may be an alternative.

Lecture Notes;
Homework (due March 20)

### Lecture 5: Stellar Structure and Polytropes

**Refs:** Kippenhahn & Weigert (1990), Sections 19.1-19.10

Lecture Notes;

### Lecture 6: Nuclear Reactions

**Refs:** Kippenhahn & Weigert (1990), Sections 8.2, 18.1,
18.5, 18.6

*Optional:* 18.2-18.4

Lecture Notes;
Homework (due March 27)

### Lecture 7: Nuclear Burning Phases in Stars

**Refs:** Kippenhahn & Weigert (1990), Sections 8.2, 18.1,
18.5, 18.6

*Optional:* 18.2-18.4

Lecture Notes;

### Lecture 8: Evolution of Massive Stars

**Refs:** Kippenhahn & Weigert (1990), Sections 31.1-32.2,
31.5, 33.1-33.2

*Optional:* 31.3-31.4

Lecture Notes;
Homework (due April 3)

### Lecture 9: Supernovae

**Refs:** Kippenhahn & Weigert (1990), Section 34

Lecture Notes;

### Lecture 10: Evolution of Low- and Intermediate-Mass Stars

**Refs:** Kippenhahn & Weigert (1990), Sections 33.3, 33.4

Lecture Notes;
Homework (due April 10)

### Lecture 11: Evolution of the Sun

**Refs:** Kippenhahn & Weigert (1990), Sections 29

Lecture Notes;

### Lecture 12: Neutron Stars

Physics colloquium by Bennett Link
Lecture Notes
(relevant for final).

`Alexander Heger`

`Tuesday, 13-May-2014 20:41:26 AEST`