Academic Year 2015/2016 - 1° Year - Curriculum ASTROFISICA
Teaching Staff: Alessandro Carmelo LANZAFAME
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: FIS/05 - Astronomy and astrophysics
Taught classes: 48 hours
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Detailed Course Content

STARS ANS PLANETS FORMATION. Gravitational instability. Collapse of a spherical cloud. Contraction towards the main sequence. Characteristics of pre-main sequence stars. Accretion phenomena and formation of planetary systems.

STELLAR STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION. Equations of stellar structure and their solution. Theorem of homology. Mass dependence of the stellar structure. Mass dependence of stellar evolution. Final states of stellar evolution.

Textbook Information

[1] Kippenhahn R., Weigert A., Weiss A., “Stellar Structure and Evolution”, 2nd edition, Springer-Verlag 2012

[2] T. Padmanabhan, “Theoretical Astrophysics”, Cambridge University Press, 2001

[3] Stahler S.W., Palla F., “The Formation of Stars”, Wiley-VCH, 2005