8 Astrophysics – Part C “Stellar Evolution”


8.7 understand how stars can be classified according to their colour

8.8 know that a star’s colour is related to its surface temperature

8.9 describe the evolution of stars of similar mass to the Sun through the following stages:

  • Nebula
  • Star (main sequence)
  • Red giant
  • White dwarf

8.10 describe the evolution of stars with a mass larger than the Sun

Triple Only…. 

8.11P understand how the brightness of a star at a standard distance can be represented using absolute magnitude (Triple)

8.12P draw the main components of the Hertzprung-Russell diagram (HR diagram). (Triple)



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