Unformatted text preview: 2. Compare the surface density profile given in equation 3.20 (using 2-3 values for the mass accretion rate) with that of the minimum mass solar nebula (MMSN) surface density profile. Make a few plots to illustrate this comparison. Account for any differences between equation 3.20 and MMSN. 3. Generate a plot of the disk temperature as given in equation 3.30, for three different values of mass accretion rate (whatever reasonable values you choose). Specify what values you are using for the various other parameters. Compare this to the shape (T(r)) of the dust temperature profile obtained when using the Chiang and Goldreich (1997) approach, given in equation 2.42. Discuss the differences between the two different temperature profiles....
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