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Compact Stars: Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics and General Relativity
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Compact Stars: Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics and General Relativity

This is a graduate level textbook which explores the areas of astrophysics ... (more)

This is a graduate level textbook which explores the areas of astrophysics and cosmology where nuclear physics, particle physics and general relativity combine. Included is material on the application of these divisions of physics in white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes while providing background information on stellar formation, pulsars and the strange-matter hypothesis. (less)

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Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
Education
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Norman Glendenning
General Relativity, Spring 2002
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General Relativity, Spring 2002

This course covers the basic principles of Einstein's general theory of relativity. ... (more)

This course covers the basic principles of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Also discussed are differential geometry, experimental tests of general relativity, black holes, and cosmology. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bertschinger, Edmund
Introduction to Astronomy, Spring 2003
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Introduction to Astronomy, Spring 2003

Quantitative introduction to physics of the solar system, stars, interstellar medium, the ... (more)

Quantitative introduction to physics of the solar system, stars, interstellar medium, the Galaxy, and Universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models. Topics: planets, planet formation; stars, the Sun, "normal" stars, star formation; stellar evolution, supernovae, compact objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes), plusars, binary X-ray sources; star clusters, globular and open clusters; interstellar medium, gas, dust, magnetic fields, cosmic rays; distance ladder; galaxies, normal and active galaxies, jets; gravitational lensing; large scaling structure; Newtonian cosmology, dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe; cosmic microwave background radiation; big-bang nucleosynthesis. No prior knowledge of astronomy necessary. Not usable as a restricted elective by physics majors. (less)

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Science and Technology
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rappaport, S. A.
Introduction to Astronomy, Spring 2006
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Introduction to Astronomy, Spring 2006

This course includes Quantitative introduction to physics of the solar system, stars, ... (more)

This course includes Quantitative introduction to physics of the solar system, stars, interstellar medium, the Galaxy, and Universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models. Topics: planets, planet formation; stars, the Sun, "normal" stars, star formation; stellar evolution, supernovae, compact objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes), plusars, binary X-ray sources; star clusters, globular and open clusters; interstellar medium, gas, dust, magnetic fields, cosmic rays; distance ladder; galaxies, normal and active galaxies, jets; gravitational lensing; large scaling structure; Newtonian cosmology, dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe; cosmic microwave background radiation; big-bang nucleosynthesis. No prior knowledge of astronomy necessary. Not usable as a restricted elective by physics majors. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Assessments
Full Course
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Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rappaport, Saul
One on One with the Sun
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One on One with the Sun

This humorous OLogy article introduces kids to the Sun. The big star ... (more)

This humorous OLogy article introduces kids to the Sun. The big star answers 15 questions, including: Your agent told me that you're the biggest star in the universe. Is that true? I know you star types tend to be touchy about age, but how old are you? Actually, I'm curious to know how stars begin. What's your story? Let's turn to a delicate subject. How do stars die? In Hollywood, I meet a lot of people filled with hot air. What gases are inside you? (less)

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Science and Technology
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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
Stars and statistical physics: A teaching experience
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Stars and statistical physics: A teaching experience

The physics of stars is a goldmine of problems in statistical mechanics ... (more)

The physics of stars is a goldmine of problems in statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. We discuss many examples that illustrate the possibility of deepening student’s knowledge of statistical mechanics by an introductory study of stars. The matter constituting the various stellar objects provides examples of equations of state for classical or quantum and relativistic or non-relativistic gases. Maximum entropy can be used to characterize thermodynamic and gravitational equilibrium which determines the structure of stars and predicts their instability above a certain mass. Contraction accompanying radiation induces either heating or cooling, which explains the formation of stars above a minimum mass. The characteristics of the emitted light are understood from blackbody radiation and from the Boltzmann–Lorentz kinetic equation for photons. The luminosity is governed by the transport of heat by photons from the center to the surface. Heat production by thermonuclear fusion is determined by microscopic balance equations. The stability of the steady state of stars is controlled by the interplay of thermodynamics and gravitation. (less)

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Physics
Space Science
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Reference
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Jean-Paul Blaizot
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