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Astronomy 201a (Fall 2012):
Stellar and Planetary Astrophysics
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**SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL**

Dr. Onno Polsfrom Utrecht wrote an excellent set of textbook-level notes on stellar interiors (i.e., stellar structure, thermodynamics, and nuclear fusion) and stellar evolution. Local copies of the notes are provided here, grouped into 5 PDF files (each containing more than one chapter):5. Energy Transport in Stellar Interiors

6. Nuclear Processes in Stars12. Pre-Supernova Evolution of Massive Stars

13. Stellar Explosions and Remnants of Massive Stars

Jorgen Christensen-Dalsgaardwrote a comprehensive set of lecture notes on stellar oscillations (i.e., pulsations and seismology). HERE are those notes in one (276-page) PDF file.

Rob Ruttencreated an extensive set of lecture notes on radiative transfer in stellar atmospheres (with a bit of an emphasis on the Non-LTE upper layers most relevant to the solar chromosphere). HERE is a link to Rutten's external web page, which contains the full set of PDF notes (275 pages) and many other useful files.Upon retirement,

Dr. J. B. Tatumput many of his lecture notes online. I've brought over his 11 chapters on stellar atmospheres and radiative transfer (each in a separate PDF file) and have archived them here:1. Definitions of and Relations between Quantities used in Radiation Theory

2. Blackbody Radiation

3. The Exponential Integral Function

4. Flux, Specific Intensity and other Astrophysical Terms

5. Absorption, Scattering, Extinction and the Equation of Transfer

6. Limb Darkening

7. Atomic Spectroscopy

8. Boltzmann's and Saha's Equations

9. Oscillator Strengths and Related Topics

10. Line Profiles

11. Curve of Growth

Koskinen and Vainiowrote up their lecture notes on solar physics ("from the core to the heliopause"). These notes go a bit further into the 'practical' applications of helioseismology and magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) than other purely astronomical sources. HERE is a local copy of these notes in a single (188-page) PDF file.

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