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marcus
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Feb2-12, 03:35 AM
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My professor gave us a question to think about for discussion next week. He asked how the radius of a star, who is composed of ionized hydrogen and degenerate electrons, varies with mass. I am not quite sure where to start. How could I estimate the radius?
If the pressure support is degenerate electrons then you are talking about "electron degeneracy pressure"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro...eracy_pressure
That might be a place to start.