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Can anyone recommend me any resources from which I could learn about how stars maintain a stable form, maybe using some thermal and nuclear physics, and maybe fluid dynamics, but not so advanced. Something that an undergrad can read.

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  • $\begingroup$ Stable in what sense? The convenctive versus conductive sability issue is at the high-end of undergraduate skills and is treated in every textbook on strellar structure. $\endgroup$ – dmckee Sep 26 at 17:56
  • $\begingroup$ Nothing that advanced, maybe something like how you can determine the size of a star in equilibrium based on what elements it has left in its core? $\endgroup$ – Brain Stroke Patient Sep 26 at 18:09
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If you don't want something too advanced like you said in your comment I'd recommend "An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics" by Carrol & Ostile. It contains much more than stellar structure, but those parts may be as advanced as you are asking now.

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