STELLAR STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION Contents Lecture 1 Introduction 1.1 Stellar timescales 1.2 The life of a star 1.3 The physics of stellar interiors
Lecture 2 Basic observational data 2.1 Stellar positions and distances 2.2 Stellar brightness 2.3 Colour indices and surface temperature 2.4 Colourmagnitude diagrams
Lecture 3 Equation of state: the ideal gas 3.1 The ideal gas 3.2 Mean molecular weight 3.3 Specific heats and adiabatic change
Lecture 4 Hydrostatic equilibrium 4.1 Equation of hydrostatic support 4.2 Estimates of stellar internal pressure and temperature 4.3 Lower limit on the central pressure 4.4 The virial theorem
Lecture 5 Polytropic models
Lecture 6 Nuclear energy generation 6.1 Barrier penetration 6.2 Hydrogen burning 6.3 Later reactions
Lecture 7 Energy transport by radiation 7.1 Mean free path and opacity 7.2 The diffusion approximation 7.3 Equation of radiative transport 7.4 Opacity in stellar interiors 7.5 The main sequence
Lecture 8 Energy transport by convection 8.1 The instability condition 8.2 Where does convection occur? 8.3 Energy transport by convection 8.4 Numerical calculation of stellar structure
Lecture 9 Evolution after the main sequence 9.1 Relativistic and quantum effects in the equation of state 9.2 Red giants 9.3 White dwarfs 9.4 Supernova explosion 9.5 Neutron stars 9.6 Black holes



