Astronomy‎ > ‎Previous Units‎ > ‎

17: Stellar Evolution

Important Concepts for This Unit

  1. Evolution of Low Mass Stars
    1. Life track of star on HR Diagram
    2. helium cores and hydrogen shell fusion
    3. helium core fusion, double-shell fusion
    4. helium flashes and planetary nebulas
  2. Evolution of High Mass Stars
    1. CNO Cycle
    2. Multi-shell fusion
    3. Iron catastrophe and supernovas
  3. Nucleosynthesis in Low and High Mass Stars
    1. pp-chain vs. CNO cycle
    2. Triple-alpha process
    3. Helium nucleus capture (alpha capture) and element abundances 
    4. binding energy/mass-per-nucleon chart
    5. Slow and rapid neutron capture
Showing 1 items
AssignmentDue DateProblems
Sort 
 
Sort 
 
Sort 
 
AssignmentDue DateProblems
Read chap 17 up to "Role of Mass Exchange"  January 25, 2017 [u17: 1, 3, 4, 6-15, 50, 51, 52] 
Showing 1 items