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Active galactic nuclei : from the central black hole to the galactic environment

Author: Julian Henry Krolik
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Series: Princeton series in astrophysics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Begins by addressing basic questions about active galactic nuclei: What are they? How can they be found? How do they evolve? This book assesses the evidence for massive black holes and considers how  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Henry Krolik
ISBN: 0691011524 9780691011523 0691011516 9780691011516
OCLC Number: 39261856
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 1999.
Description: xxi, 598 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: <TABLE><TR><TD> <TD>Preface <TD>What Are Active Galactic Nuclei? And Why Does Anyone Care? <TR><TD>2 <TD>How to Find AGNs <TR><TD>3 <TD>Evolution <TR><TD>4 <TD>Global Energetics and Black Holes <TR><TD>5 <TD>Black Hole Physics <TR><TD>6 <TD>Spherical Accretion <TR><TD>7 <TD>Accretion Disks and the Optical/Ultraviolet Continuum <TR><TD>8 <TD>X-ray and [gamma]-ray Emission <TR><TD>9 <TD>Radio Emission and Jets <TR><TD>10 <TD>Emission Lines <TR><TD>11 <TD>Intrinsic Absorption and Outflows <TR><TD>12 <TD>Anisotropic Appearance and Unification of Disparate AGN Varieties <TR><TD>13 <TD>Properties of AGN Host Galaxies <TR><TD>14 <TD>Onset and Fueling <TR><TD>15 <TD>Where We Stand <TR><TD>App. A <TD>Basic General Relativity <TR><TD>App. B <TD>Basic Magnetohydrodynamics <TR><TD>App. C <TD>Shocks and Other Discontinuities <TR><TD>App. D <TD>Luminosity Functions and Other Population Statistics <TR><TD>App. E <TD>The Tensor Viral Theorem <TR><TD>App. F <TD>Kinematics in an Expanding Universe <TR><TD> <TD>References <TR><TD> <TD>Index
Series Title: Princeton series in astrophysics.
Responsibility: Julian H. Krolik.
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