Fall 2016

Astrophysics II: Stellar and Planetary Structure

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-335

Formerly listed as: ASTR-35

Moodle site: Course


Michael D. Stage (Section 01)


The same basic laws describe stars and planets. We will learn about equations of state as well as radiative and convective heat transport in order to understand the steady-state structure of stellar and planetary interiors and atmospheres. We will then see how waves propagate through these bodies, producing stellar pulsations, earthquakes, and weather.

Requisite: MATH 121 and PHYS 124 or 117.  Fall semester.  Visiting Professor Stage.


Quantitative Reasoning


2019-20: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2015, Fall 2016