### 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.

(*stars*)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogt-Russell_theorem

http://wwwmpa.mpa-garching.mpg.de/~weiss/Cox_Vol_II_CD/ch18.pdf

**Referenced by:**

post-common envelope binary (PCEB)

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