Stellar Astrophysics is the study of stars by means of theoretical physics and observational astronomy. Astronomy was turned into an active field of Physics by explaining stellar structure and evolution through natural laws of Physics. One novel example of such explanations is the famous Chandrashekhar limit discovered by one of the most famous astrophysicists of all time Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.
Table of Contents[edit | edit source]
- Radiative Processes
- Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium
- Grey Atmosphere
- Stellar Interior
- Equations of Stellar Structure
- Stellar Timescales
- Energy Transport
- Mixing Length Theory
- Chemical Composition
- Equation of State
- Nuclear Reactions
- Stellar Model
References[edit | edit source]
- Richard L. Bowers, Terry Deeming, "Astrophysics I: Stars", Boston 1984
- Rudolf Kippenhahn, Alfred Weigert, "Stellar Structure and Evolution"
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, "An Introduction to the Study of Stellar Structure"
- Maurizio Salaris, Santi Cassisi, "Evolution of Stars and Stellar Populations"