Gravitational energy. Thermal equilibrium. Hydrogen burning.
Please read or reread the following in Carroll & Ostlie.
|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)
16 November 2012