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Energy Generation Coefficient in a 50 Solar mass Main Sequence star

  1. Nov 3, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Calculate the energy generation coefficient ε (J s^-s kg^-1) in the center of a 50 Solar mass Main Sequence star, assuming that all luminosity is generated in a constant density core containing one tenth of the total mass of the star.


    2. Relevant equations
    L=M^3.3


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I was thinking ε=L/dm where dm is equal to 2m(e). I don't have a solution but I would like to know if I'm on the right track.
     
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