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The course aims to provide an understanding of the physical processes occuring in stars and responsible for their internal structure and evolution from the main sequence to white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. It builds on Introduction to Astrophysics (PHY104), and seeks to explain the evolutionary phenomena described in Our Evolving Universe (PHY111). Topics treated include the equations of stellar structure, the state of stellar material, simple stellar models, energy generation, energy transport, and the evolution of stars. On successful completion of this half-module you should be able to:

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