Astronomy 345: Pulsars and Supernova I
Session 2014-15
11 Lectures, starting September 2014
Lecturer: Dr E. Kontar
Kelvin Building, room 615, extension x2499
Email: Eduard (at) astro.gla.ac.uk
Lecture notes and example problems -
CONTENTS 2
Contents
1 Supernova basics and observational classification 3
2 Introduction to astrophysical fluids 19
3 Hydrodynamic Equations 31
4 Surface waves 43
5 Perturbations at a two-fluid interface 54
6 Density fluctuations and Jeans instability 69
7 Shock waves and supernova envelope expansion 79
8 Shocks jump conditions and envelope expansion 87
9 Particle acceleration in SNRs 98
10 Massive star evolution 110
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1 SUPERNOVA BASICS AND OBSERVATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 3
1 Supernova basics and observational classification
1.1 Main Course Topics:
1. Supernovae: classification and basic properties
2. Astrophysical Fluids
3. Hydrodynamic instabilities
4. Shocks and particles acceleration
5. Supernovae models and observations
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1.2 Literature
Prialnik, D., An Introduction to The Theory of Stelalr Structure and
Evolution, 2000 simple introduction into the subject
Landau & Lifshitz, Fluid Mechanics, 1987 cover most fluid topics
some other books and web sources indicated in the slides
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