Lecture1 - Stars and Star Formation Physics 441/541 Lecture...

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Stars and Star Formation Physics 441/541 Lecture 1 January 17, 2012 Introduction to course. Introduction to structure in the universe and the properties of stars.
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Ph 441/541 Stars and Star Formation Joint undergraduate/graduate course Separately graded; graduates will have some additional homework problems/assignments Subject: the structure & evolution of stars The development of our understanding of stars was one of the greatest successes of astrophysics in the 20 th century and this understanding underlies most of our knowledge of the universe. Much of the visible universe is composed of stars.
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Ph 441/541 Stars and Star Formation Subject: the structure & evolution of stars However, some uncertainties remain. Examples are: synthesis of the elements in stars the structure of rapidly rotating stars the evolution of interacting binary stars the formation of the first stars in the universe (and the formation of stars in general). This course begins with the properties of stars and how these are determined. It will then cover topics in stellar structure and evolution.
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Class Mechanics Professor : Tad Pryor 302W Physics & Astronomy Bldg 732-445-5500 x5462 pryor@physics.rutgers.edu Office hour: Thursday, 3 – 4:30 PM; or call or email
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