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8 Shock breakout theory

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Steady radiation mediated shocks (RMS)

  • 8.2.1 Qualitative analysis
  • 8.2.2 The structure of non-relativistic RMS
  • 8.2.3 The structure of relativistic RMS

8.3 Non relativistic breakout from a stellar envelope 8.3.1 Self-similar hydrodynamics

8.3.2 Breakout- planar evolution stage Hydrodynamics Bolometric luminosity Spectra
8.3.3 Post breakout- spherical cooling envelope phase Hydrodynamics Time independent, Thomson opacity, (H) envelopes Time dependent opacity (He, C/O) envelopes
8.3.4 What can we learn from observations?
8.3.5 Open questions: The X-ray deficit?

8.4 Non relativistic breakout from a steady stellar wind

      8.4.1 The formation of a collisionless shock
8.4.2 Hydrodynamics
8.4.3 Bolometric luminosity
8.4.4 Approximate spectral properties
8.4.5 Open questions 
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