Astronomy 123: Stellar Astrophysics
Our primary textbook is An Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics by F. LeBlanc. Note the menus that provide access to electronic versions of figures, among other things. And there's additional information on the author's website. You should also check the list of errata on the author's website before you start reading a new chapter.
A paperback version of LeBlanc is available in the College bookstore. There is also a copy on the reserve shelf in Cornell (you have to ask for it at the front desk).
This is the only book that you are required to have. However...
...we will be using several other resources; mostly other textbooks. But also an article or two. As they are assigned, they will be listed here. And textbooks will be on the reserve shelf in Cornell too.
- Ostlie & Carroll, "An Introduction to Modern Stellar Astrophysics" – at a similar level as LeBlanc
- Ryden & Peterson, "Foundations of Astrophysics" – textbook for Astro 16
- SIMBAD database of stars
All of these are linked on the right side of the class website.
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Last modified: January 19, 2019