Stellar Astrophysics

Stellar Astrophysics is the study of stars by means of theoretical physics and observational astronomy. Astronomy was turned into an active field of Physics by explaining stellar structure and evolution through natural laws of Physics. One novel example of such explanations is the famous Chandrashekhar limit discovered by one of the most famous astrophysicists of all time Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.

Table of ContentsEdit

  1. Radiative Processes
  2. Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium
  3. Grey Atmosphere
  4. Stellar Interior
  5. Equations of Stellar Structure
  6. Stellar Timescales
  7. Energy Transport
  8. Mixing Length Theory
  9. Chemical Composition
  10. Equation of State
  11. Opacity
  12. Nuclear Reactions
  13. Stellar Model


  1. Richard L. Bowers, Terry Deeming, "Astrophysics I: Stars", Boston 1984
  2. Rudolf Kieppenhahn, Alfred Weigert, "Stellar Structure and Evolution"
  3. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, "An Introduction to the Study of Stellar Structure"
  4. Maurizio Salaris, Santi Cassisi, "Evolution of Stars and Stellar Populations"