SH2401 Stellar Structure and Evolution 6.0 credits
This course will be discontinued.
Last planned examination: Spring 2023
Decision to discontinue this course:No information inserted
This is an advanced course in Astrophysics (6 university credits). It is given by the Astronomy department at Stockholm University.
Content and learning outcomes
Observational properties of stars, gas hydrodynamics, mass-luminosity relation, nucleosynthesis and stellar evolution.
Intended learning outcomes
The student should have obtained an understanding of the observational properties of stars and be able to explain the physical principles underlying the structure and evolution of stars. Nucleosynthesis and its dependence on mass are also studied.
Literature and preparations
Recommended prerequisites: Previous knowledge of mathematics, physics and measuring techniques.
Christensen-Dalsgard: Stellar Structure and Evolution (booklet)
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
One written exam (TENA; 6 university credits)
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.