From Stars To Black Holes

AST30001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • 1 semester

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

Prerequisites

 

Aims and objectives

To introduce students to the mathematical and physical basis of modern stellar astrophysics. Students will build on their foundation of conceptual astronomy to gain a deeper understanding of key areas in stellar astrophysics. In particular the student will be introduced to the study of the physical basis underlying stars including stellar structure, radiation processes, star formation and evolution models, stellar evolutionary end-points (i.e. neutron stars and pulsars) and the physics of black holes.