Equation of state of Nuclear Matter, Barcelona 2004 Folie 1

Calculation of White Dwarf:

• assume
density in center

• solve
differential equations for m(r ) and r(r )

• yields
total mass M and Radius

10.000 km

R

M

1 M

Limiting mass: Chandrasekar mass: 1.46 M

H + He
Atoms

C/O lattice
+ nr elect.

C/O lattice
+ rel. elect

Typical
density:

10
t cm-3

(5
Mercedes/shotglas)