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FIZ 463E - Astrophysics I

Course Objectives

1.To understand the properties and energy source of stars using the known laws of physics
2.To understand the formation and dynamics of star-planet systems
3.To understand the evolution of stars and formation of planets

Course Description

History of astronomy: celestial sphere and paralax
Cosmic distance ladder: astrophysical quantities, Standard candle
Kepler problem, orbital dynamics
Solar system, extrasolar planets, star formation, Jeans mass,
Properties of stars: mass, radius, luminosity, temperature, spektrum
Hydrostatic equilibrium, virial theorem, polytropes, Clayton model,
Nuclear fusion in stars,
Energy transport in stars,
Brown dwarfs,
Stellar evolution

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Kazım Yavuz Ekşi
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