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III.  the equations of stellar structure

  1. introduction
  2. timescales
  3. equation of hydrostatic support
  4. equation of mass conservation
  5. accuracy of hydrostatic assumption
  6. validity of spherical symmetry assumption
  7. minimum value for central pressure of a star
  8. virial theorem
  9. minimum mean temperature of a star
  10. state of stellar material
  11. energy generation
  12. equation of energy production
  13. energy transport
  14. convection
  15. equation of radiative transport
  16. solving the equations of stellar structure

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