Stellar and Planetary Astrophysics
The goal of this module is to provide the basic knowledge on two fundamental branches of Modern Astrophysics: structure and evolution of stars and structure and evolution of planets and planetary systems.
- Apply the main principles to specific areas such as particle physics, astrophysics of stars, planets and galaxies, cosmology and physics beyond the Standard Model.
- Formulate and tackle problems, both open and more defined, identifying the most relevant principles and using approaches where necessary to reach a solution, which should be presented with an explanation of the suppositions and approaches.
- Understand the bases of advanced topics selected at the frontier of high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology and apply them consistently.
- Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context. Use critical reasoning, analytical capacity and the correct technical language and formulate logical arguments.
- Calculate the evolution of a star type.
- Make a detailed analysis of the evolution of compact binary systems. 3. Recognise the different states of stellar evolution.
- Understand the basics of stellar and planetary astrophysics.
- Understand the interior details of the sun.
- Understand the mechanisms of the formation of planetary systems.
- Understand the processes of star formation.
- Fundamental properties of stars
- Stellar atmospheres
- Stellar interiors
- Interstellar medium and star formation Stellar evolution
- Evolution of binary systems Variable stars
- The Sun
It is assumed that students have a basic knowledge of Mechanics, Classic and Quantum, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Atomic and Nuclear Physics. Several specific aspects, like energy transport, will be introduced during lectures.
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- Physics, formation and evolution of rotating stars. A. Maeder. Springer
- Stellar interiors. Physical principles, structure and evolution. C. J. Hansen & S. D. Kawaler. Springer-Verlag
- The physics of stars. A. C. Phillips. John Wiley & Sons