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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 sites such as this 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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    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 burning shells'

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





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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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    A fairly basic site - Astronomy 221 -
    Professor Chris Mihos
    Department of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University

    and some basic material on stars, but a lot more too.

    Astronomy 162
    Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology
    Dept. Physics & Astronomy
    University of Tennessee
    (several sections still need completion)
  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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