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IV.  the physics of stellar interiors

  1. introduction
  2. equation of state of an ideal gas
  3. mean molecular weight
  4. equation of state of a degenerate gas
  5. opacity
  6. approximate form for opacity
  7. energy release from nuclear reactions
  8. occurrence of fusion reactions
  9. hydrogen and helium burning
  10. approximate form for energy release

©Vik Dhillon, 26th September 2011