FYBSC0013 Stellar structure and evolution

Institute of physics in Opava
summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
3/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Martin Urbanec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Urbanec, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Martin Urbanec, Ph.D.
Institute of physics in Opava
Wed 8:55–11:20 B4
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
FYBSC0013/A: Wed 11:25–12:10 B4, M. Urbanec
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Goal of the subject is to introduce students to foundations of stellar structure and evolution.
Learning outcomes
Student will understand basic laws of physics that describe stellar structure and will be able to solve them assuming simplifications.
  • Lectures are focused on understanding of stellar structure, origin, and evolution up to late stages.
  • Characteristics of stars. Sun
  • Stellar matter.
  • Hydrostatic equilibrium.
  • Sources of energy, nucleosynthesis.
  • Energy transport.
  • Equations of stellar structure.
  • Stellar atmosphere.
  • Birth and evolution of stars
  • Late stages of stellar evolution
  • Binary systems. Evolution of binaries, variable stars, supernovae.
  • Special lectures I, II (focus on new discoveries, or, discussion of former lectures)
Teaching methods
Lectures, Exercises
Assessment methods
Home assignments (75% of assignments are needed to be submitted on time)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms summer 2021, summer 2022, summer 2023.
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