Catalog Number: 4303
Dimitar D. Sasselov
Half course (fall term)
2010, hours (Tue, Thu. 2:30-4:00PM)
in Observatory Classroom (A-101).
Stars are studied as (1) elementary (baryonic) building blocks
of the Universe, and (2) main source of the evolution of matter
(nucleosynthesis). Planetary systems are studied in terms of the
stellar environments for their formation and survival; planets
around other stars are compared to Solar system planets.
The NEW Syllabus
(2010) for this course is available as a MSWord file or
Course COMPUTER CODES for Stellar Physics.
Scanned Lecture Notes & PowerPoint Lectures from 2006:
Reading Material - Main Textbooks:
F. LeBlanc, An Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics, Wiley, 2010.
I. de Pater & J. Lissauer, Planetary Sciences, 2nd Ed., Cambridge UP, 2010.
(see syllabus for more details)
[SIMBAD Database] -
[NASA Data Center]
Atomic & Molecular Data:
["Plasma Gate" Tables
& Links] -
[Los Alamos TOPS] -
[Livermore OPAL] -
[Ph136 CIT] -
Alyssa Goodman's Web Teaching in Astronomy.
Astrophysics Handbook on line - great for reference to basic formulae and
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This page last updated on 08/16/10.