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(1) Introduction
(2) Definitions and Abbreviations
(3) Emission From Star Formation Regions
      (a) Relevant Observables
      (b) Empirical Relations
(4) Measurements of Current SFR
      (a) Synthesis Models to Calibrate SFR Relations
      (b) Conversion Relations to find SFR
            (i)   Near-UV (1500 - 2800) Luminosity
            (ii)  H Luminosity
            (iii) Equivalent Width : EW(H)
            (iv) FIR Luminosity
            (v)  Radio Free-Free Luminosity
            (vi) Radio Synchrotron Luminosity
(5) Factors Affecting the SFR
      (a) Preliminaries
      (b) Hubble Type
            (i)   Integrated SF
            (ii)  Disk SF
            (iii) C-Nuc SF
      (c) Arm Structure
      (d) Bars
            (i)   Disk SF
            (ii)  C-Nuc SF
      (e) Interactions
            (i)   Disk SF
            (ii)  C-Nuc SF
            (iii) Physical Effects of Tidal Interaction
      (f) Gas Surface Density
            (i)   Disk SF
            (ii)  C-Nuc SF
            (iii) Schmidt Law
            (iv) Consumption Timescales
      (g) Summary of Star Formation in Disks & Nuclei
(6) SF Threshold & Toomre's Q Parameter
(7) Starburst Galaxies
      (a) Overview
      (b) Samples of SB galaxies
      (c) Luminosity Function
      (d) Spectral Energy Distributions (SEDs)
      (e) Cause of Starbursts
      (f) Compact Super-Star Clusters
      (g) Galactic Scale Superwinds
            (i)   Sketch of Physical Mechanisms
            (ii)  Observational Signatures
            (iii) Global Characteristics
      (h) Cosmological Implications of Starbursts
            (i)   Possible Importance of Superwinds
            (ii)  Starbursts at low & high z
      (i) Starburst Relics