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COURSE NAME:Principles of Astronomy (ESS_3290)DATE:18.07.2021HOME WORK - 18 & 19Chapter 18:1.What is degeneracy pressure, and how is it important to the existence of whitedwarfs and neutron stars? What is the difference between electron degeneracypressure and neutron degeneracy pressure?
2.Describe the mass, size, and density of a typical white dwarf. How does the size of awhite dwarf depend on its mass?
3.What happens to the electron speeds in a more massive white dwarf, and how doesthis behavior lead to the white dwarf limit for mass?
4.What is an accretion disk? Describe how an accretion disk can provide a whitedwarf with a new source of energy.
5.What is a nova? Describe the process that creates a nova and what a nova looks like.
6.What processes may cause a white dwarf supernova? Observationally, how do wedistinguish white dwarf and massive star supernovae?

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Black hole, Supernova, White dwarf

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