The Solar Interior. I


Gravitational energy. Thermal equilibrium. Hydrogen burning.

Reading

Please read or reread the following in Carroll & Ostlie.

10.1 Hydrostatic Equilibrium
Determining the Internal Structure of Stars — The Derivation of the Hydrostatic Equilibrium Equation* — The Equation of Mass Conservation
 
10.2 Pressure Equation of State
The Derivation of the Pressure Integral* — The Ideal Gas Law in Terms of the Mean Molecular Weight* — The Average Kinetic Energy Per Particle
 
10.3 Stellar Energy Sources
Gravitation and the Kelvin-Helmholtz Timescale — The Nuclear Timescale — Quantum Mechanical Tunneling
 
* These sections were previously assigned.
 

Assignment

None this week.


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