Gravitational energy. Thermal equilibrium. Hydrogen burning.
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. | |
None this week.
Joshua E. Barnes
(barnes at ifa.hawaii.edu)
Updated:
16 November 2012
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~barnes/ast241_f12/si1.html |