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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

Referenced by:
post-common envelope binary (PCEB)

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