Ay101: Structure and Evolution of Stars

  • Topics

    Physics of stellar interiors and atmospheres

    Properties of stars, stellar spectra, radiative transfer, line formation

    Stellar structure, stellar evolution

    Nucleosynthesis in stars

    Stellar oscillations

  • Assignments

    Seven problem sets, each worth 5% of final grade

    MESA stellar evolution model, worth 15% of final grade

    Oral midterm, worth 20% of final grade

    Written, take-home final exam, worth 30% of final grade