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Quasars and active galactic nuclei : an introduction

Author: Ajit K Kembhavi; Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The latest observations and theoretical models are combined in this clear, pedagogic textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ajit K Kembhavi; Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
ISBN: 0521474779 9780521474771 0521479894 9780521479899
OCLC Number: 471650504
Notes: På omslaget fejlagtigt: Jayant V. Narlika
Description: xiv, 463 s. : illustrations
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Acronyms and abbreviations; 1. Historical background; 2. The cosmological framework; 3. Radiative processes - I; 4. Radiative processes - II; 5. The standard model; 6. Surveys; 7. Luminosity functions; 8. The continuum; 9. Radio properties; 10. X-ray emission; 11. X-ray and gamma-ray spectra; 12. Unification; 13. Quasar absorption lines; 14. Gravitation lensing; 15. Problems and controversies; References; Books, reviews and proceedings; Author index; Subject index.
Responsibility: Ajit K. Kembhavi, Jayant V. Narlikar

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