White Dwarf Degeneracy

This applet is a demonstration of how the occupation index of electrons changes for the gas inside a white dwarf star as a function of density, temperature and composition (controlled by sliders). The applet also illustrates the concept of relativistic degeneracy by marking energies at which the electrons can be considered relativistic.

 

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Resource Type
Activity
Tags
astrophysics  degeneracy  fermi-dirac  solid-state-physics  white-dwarf 
Target Group (Age)
19+
Language
English (United Kingdom)
 
 
GeoGebra version
4.2
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