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PHYS 566 Compact Stars Select Term:
Degenerate matter. Chandrasekhar limit. The formation, structure and cooling of white dwarf stars. Neutron stars: the outer shell, electron gas in a high magnetic field, Relativistic electrons, superfluidity and superconductivity, the equation of state at high densities and the mass-radius relationship; dynamics of neutron stars, glitches and their relaxation, neutron star oscillations; black holes; compact objects in binary star systems, mass accretion disks.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 10
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -