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Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics : Theory of Black Hole Accretion Discs - Marek A. Abramowicz

Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics

Theory of Black Hole Accretion Discs

By: Marek A. Abramowicz (Editor), Gunnlaugur Bjornsson (Editor), James E. Pringle (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th August 2010
ISBN: 9780521152952
Number Of Pages: 308

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This authoritative volume is the first to present a comprehensive and up-to-date review of our new understanding of accretion disks around black holes. Interest in black hole accretion disks has undergone a renaissance in recent years because of developments in three complementary areas: theoretical modeling of relativistic plasmas, numerical simulations with supercomputers, and observational tests now possible using new observatories such as the Japanese X-ray satellite, ASCAR. This volume presents review papers on all these topics from leading world authorities who gathered at an international conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. The authors are M. Abramowicz, P. Artymowicz, A. Brandenburg, G. Bjornsson, P. Charles, A. Fabian, J. Krolik, J.-P. Lasota, G. Madejski, R. Narayan, I. Novikov, J. Papaloizou, J. Poutanen, J. Pringle, M. Rees, E. Spiegel, R. Svensson, P. Witta. This timely volume provides an up-to-date review of the theory of black hole accretion disks for graduate students and researchers in astrophysics and theoretical physics.

Review of the hardback: '... the editors should be congratulated on assembling a collection of high-quality articles'. Roger Blandford, The Observatory

Observations of Black Holes:
Black holes in our Galaxy: observations
Black holes in Active Galactic Nuclei: observations
Physics Close to a Black Hole:
Physics of black holes
Physics of black hole accretion
Turbulence, Viscosity:
Disc turbulence
Radiative Processes:
The role of electron-positron pairs in accretion flows
Accretion disc-corona models and X/Y-ray spectra of accreting black holes
Emission lines: signatures of relativistic rotation
Accretion Discs:
Spectral tests of models for accretion disks around black holes
Advection-dominated accretion around black holes
Accretion disc instabilities and advection dominated accretion flows
Magnetic field and multi-phase gas in AGN
Discs in Binary Black Holes:
Supermassive binary black holes in galaxies
Stability of Accretion Discs:
Large scale perturbation of an accretion disc by a black hole binary companion
Stable oscillations of black hole accretion discs
Coherant Structures:
Spotted discs
Self-organized critically in accretion discs
Summary: old and new advances in black hole accretion disc theory
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ISBN: 9780521152952
ISBN-10: 052115295X
Series: Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 26th August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.49

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