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Beams and Jets in Astrophysics : Cambridge Astrophysics - P. A. Hughes

Beams and Jets in Astrophysics

Cambridge Astrophysics

By: P. A. Hughes (Editor)

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Published: 1st April 1991
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Provides researchers in the field with a comprehensive and up-to-date account of current research on astrophysical jets. An important feature of the book is that it combines discussions of jets on stellar as well as galactic scales. There are ten chapters, authored by fourteen active researchers, all of whom are experts on their chosen topics. Recent hydrodynamic simulations of jets are included and reference to observations of actual jets is made where appropriate. The book has been coherently edited to provide a cohesive account of this field of study. It will be an important textbook for graduate students, and a valuable reference source for researchers in high energy astrophysics. It will also be of interest to plasma physicists and space scientists.

"...the evenness of the book's level and tone is a tribute to Philip Hughes's editorial skills. Although the book seems to be aimed at the practicing astrophysicist who wishes to get up to speed on the subject of jets, the treatment of technical issues is sufficiently discursive that the book could be used as a graduate text." Mitchell C. Begelman, Science

Journal abbreviationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introduction: synchrotron and inverse-Compton radiationp. 1
Observations of large scale extragalactic jetsp. 52
Interpretation of large scale extragalactic jetsp. 100
Interpretation of parsec scale jetsp. 187
From nucleus to hotspot: nine powers of tenp. 232
The stability of jetsp. 278
Numerical simulations of radio source structurep. 342
The production of jets and their relation to active galactic nucleip. 379
Particle acceleration and magnetic field evolutionp. 428
Jets in the Galaxyp. 484
Index of Objectsp. 565
Index of Subjectsp. 568
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ISBN: 9780521335768
ISBN-10: 0521335760
Series: Cambridge Astrophysics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 596
Published: 1st April 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 19.36  x 3.12
Weight (kg): 0.49