Astrophysics (index)

Vogt-Russell Theorem

(proposition that a star's structure depends on its mass and makeup)

The Vogt-Russell Theorem is the proposition that a star's structure and evolution depends only on its mass and chemical makeup. Despite the term "theorem", it is not "proved" as would be a mathematical theorem. However, it is accepted as generally correct for Main Sequence Stars, in Hydrostatic Equilibrium, based on observation and current understanding of the structure of stars.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogt-Russell_theorem
http://wwwmpa.mpa-garching.mpg.de/~weiss/Cox_Vol_II_CD/ch18.pdf

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