Solar/stellar models

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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
http://departments.weber.edu/physics/carroll/
 
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Nereid said:
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.
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.astro.caltech.edu/~kbundy/ay1page/lectures/class7.pdf

http://www.astronomynotes.com/starprop/chindex.htm

http://www.astronomynotes.com/evolutn/s2.htm

http://members.nova.org/~sol/chview/chv8.htm

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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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.
 
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Nereid said:
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.

Carroll and Ostlie is a good text.
 
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