Summary: Astrophysics (Physics 489) Exam 1
Please show all significant steps clearly in all problems.
1. (15) According to the Saha equation,
In the solar photosphere, the electron pressure Pe is about 15 dyne/cm2
and the temperature is 5770 K. The
ionization energy of hydrogen is 13.6 eV. Calculate the ratio of neutral hydrogen atoms to hydrogen ions in