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Quasars and active galaxies

Author: Ajit Kembhavi; Jayant Narlikar
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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This work provides an account of quasars and active galactic nuclei (AGN). It covers key topics, including quasar surveys, continuum radiation, time variability, relativistic beaming, accretion disks, jet sidedness and gravitational lensing.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ajit Kembhavi; Jayant Narlikar
ISBN: 0521479894 9780521479899 0521474779 9780521474771
OCLC Number: 60157442
Description: 520 p. : 18 line drawings, 12 tables, 8 halftones.
Contents: Historical background; the cosmological framework; radiative processes --
I; radiative processes --
II; the standard model; surveys; luminosity functions; the continuum; radio properties; x-ray emission; x-ray and gamma-ray spectra; unification; quasar absorption lines; gravitation lensing; problems and controversies.
Responsibility: Ajit Kembhavi ; Jayant Narlikar (both of Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India).

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This work provides an account of quasars and active galactic nuclei (AGN). It covers key topics, including quasar surveys, continuum radiation, time variability, relativistic beaming, accretion disks, jet sidedness and gravitational lensing.

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