Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TÄHT6005 Stellar Structure and Evolution I 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Kari Nilsson
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X X
Preceding studies
Fysiikan perusopinnot, Statistinen fysiikka ja termodynamiikka

Learning outcomes

After the course the student has a basic knowlegde of the physical processes affecting the properties and evolution of stars.


Basic stellar models. Polytropes. Energy production in stars. Propagation of radiation in stars. Stellar atmospheres. Formation of spectral lines. Continuum absorptionin stars. Transfer of energy by convection. Construction of stellar models. Stellar evolution. Compact and pulsating stars. Compact binary stars.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 42 h 0 h

Lectures and exercises.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In Finnish
Written exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

3. year autumn

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Pakolliset aineopinnot (Programme of Physical Sciences)
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
Finnish Study Modules