Twinkle, twinkle electric star

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Twinkle, twinkle electric star

Unread postby davesmith_au » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:49 am

01 July '08 ~ Wal Thornhill

An undergraduate textbook on the structure and evolution of stars makes a star seem a simple thing:
“A star can be defined as a body that satisfies two conditions: (a) it is bound by self-gravity; (b) it radiates energy supplied by an internal source.” Buried in this definition are some critical assumptions that Sir Arthur Eddington bequeathed to us long before the space age in his 1926 opus, The Internal Constitution of the Stars. But how many students now read his original work with a critical eye? ... [More...]
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Re: Twinkle, twinkle electric star

Unread postby rduke » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:30 pm

Fantastic!
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Re: Twinkle, twinkle electric star

Unread postby nick c » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:50 pm

Wal Thornhill has a way of putting down his ideas in easily understandable terms, to me, a sure sign of someone in command of his subject matter.

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