Honors Thesis Projects

Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2020

Document Type

Honors Project

Degree Name

Physics-BS

Department

Physics

Advisor

Dr. David G Robertson

First Committee Member

Dr. David G Robertson

Second Committee Member

Dr. Uwe Trittmann

Third Committee Member

Dr. Deborah Solomon

Keywords

Neutron Star, Equations of State, White Dwarf, Nuclear Equations

Subject Categories

Applied Mathematics | Astrophysics and Astronomy | Higher Education | Physics

Abstract

This project analyzes recent observational data of neutron stars. It uses this to data to constrain nuclear equations of state proposed by Oter. et al. based on the maximum masses proposed by these equations of state. I do this by using numerical integration of the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkov equation to provide equilibrium states for each proposed EoS.

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