Star life and old age; endpoints of stars

Stellar evolution is in CM Chapter 20. There is a general discussion in Sec. 20.1. The stages in the life of a solar mass star are discussed in CM Sec 20.2. The death of a solar mass star, which we will cover next week, is in CM Sec. 20.3. Evidence from globular clusters that we cover today is discussed at the end of CM Sec. 20.3 and in more detail in Sec. 20.5. The evolution of more massive stars is in CM Sec. 20.4. We will not cover the material on evolution of stars in binary systems in CM Sec. 20.6.

The end stages of stellar evolution are discussed in CM Sec. 20.3 (white dwarfs); 22.1 and 22.2 (neutron stars); and 22.5 and 22.8 (black holes).

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Updated 19 November 2007

Davison E. Soper, Institute of Theoretical Science, University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403 USA