The Energetics of Type II Supernovae

  • Amos Yahil
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 109)


The energetics of type II supernovae is considered within the gravitational implosion-explosion picture. The total (internal plus gravitational) energies of different parts of the star are calculated, when they are in, or close to, hydrostatic equilibrium. This enables an estimate of the energy transferred to other parts of the star, and ultimately to the supernova ejectum.


Inner Core Composition Profile Outer Core Hydrostatic Equilibrium Nuclear Matter Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amos Yahil
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  1. 1.State University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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