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Solar/stellar models

  1. Aug 1, 2005 #1


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    On a page such as this, from Bahcall's website, you can get links to the input parameters, and the publications describing the progressive refinements to the various standard solar models.

    And http://www.ap.stmarys.ca/~guenther/Level01/solar/solar_history.html [Broken] will give you a thumbnail sketch of the history behind their development, with references to the key original papers.

    But does anyone have a good site which describes, at a physics undergraduate university level, an overview of the conservation laws used, the energy transport equations, and the limitations wrt main sequence stars (i.e. not degenerate stars, or supernovae). If such a site also notes the key differences between stellar models and gas giant planet models, so much the better!

    Many thanks, in advance.
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    mmm are you only looking for websites? carroll&ostlie texbook is very sufficient in teaching an undergrad. ...it probably doesn't have the last thing you stated but I haven't read the planetary section.

    http://departments.weber.edu/astrophysics/ [Broken]

    carrolls own site
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    These might not be at a high enough level, but they are a few of the best ones I have come across:
    http://www.ucolick.org/~woosley/lectures_winter2004/lecture16.pdf#search='stars%20burning%20shells' [Broken]

    http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~szapudi/astro110/ch22.pdf#search='stars%20burning%20shells' [Broken]





    http://www.shef.ac.uk/physics/people/vdhillon/teaching/phy213/phy213_fusion3.html [Broken]
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    Thanks neurocomp2003 and Labguy.

    Of course the best was last - the Vik Dhillon material is almost perfect :smile:
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  7. Aug 22, 2005 #6
    I saw this article today. Admittedly I am over my head here, but I found http://www.thesurfaceofthesun.com/
    this stuff interesting. It deals with the hard surface of the sun.
  8. Sep 18, 2005 #7

    Carroll and Ostlie is a good text.
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