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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.


Referenced by:
post-common envelope binary (PCEB)