• Chapter 23.1 - The Death of Low-Mass Stars
    • Learning Objectives
      • Describe the physical characteristics of degenerate matter and explain how the mass and radius of degenerate stars are related
      • Plot the future evolution of a white dwarf and show how its observable features will change over time
      • Distinguish which stars will become white dwarfs
    • The number of stars decreases as mass increases
      • Really massive stars are rare
  • Chapter 23.2 - Evolution of Massive Stars: An Explosive Finish
    • Learning Objectives
      • Describe the interior of a massive star before a supernova
      • Explain the steps of a core collapse and explosion
      • List the hazards associated with nearby supernovae
  • Chapter 23.3 - Supernova Observations
    • Learning Objectives
      • Describe the observed features of SN 1987A both before and after the supernova
      • Explain how observations of various parts of the SN 1987A event helped confirm theories about supernovae
  • Chapter 23.4 - Pulsars and the Discovery of Neutron Stars
    • Learning Objectives
  • Chapter 23.5 - The Evolution of Binary Star Systems
    • Learning Objectives
      • Describe the kind of binary star system that leads to a nova event
      • Describe the type of binary star system that leads to a type Ia supernovae event
      • Indicate how type Ia supernovae differ from type II supernovae