Course Synopses

01:750:441. STARS AND STAR FORMATION (3)

  • Course Description:
    Prerequisites: 01:750:342 or (351 and 361). 

    Observed properties of stars. Internal structure of stars, energy generation and transport, neutrinos, solar oscillations. Evolution of isolated and double stars, red giants, white dwarfs, variable stars, supernovae. Challenges presented by formation of stars, importance of magnetic fields. Pre-main sequence stellar evolution.

    We will study the observed properties and physics of stars, including their internal structure, energy generation and transport, and their atmospheres. We will examine star formation, stellar evolution, and stellar remnants, including white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes.

  • Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/441/