Grade: 70% homwork, 30% final exam
Homework assigned friday, due the following friday. While collaboration is encouraged,
the work you hand in must be your own and you must be able to reproduce it.
Oral midterm - 15 min conversation with J. Cohen, graded pass/fail.
Final: take-home, closed book
The honor code applies to all class work.
Francis LeBlanc - An Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics, Wiley (available in paperback).
available as a library ebook at
See notes from first week for other references,
easier ones are Phillips: The Physics of Stars and
Bohm-Vitense, Stellar Astrophysics Vol. 2 and 3.
Overview, underlying physics, basic properties of stars
Radiative transfer, stellar atmospheres
Stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis, end stages