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Accretion Power in Astrophysics - 3rd edition

Accretion Power in Astrophysics (ISBN10: 0511074433; ISBN13: 9780511074431)
ISBN13: 978-0511074431
ISBN10: 0511074433

Summary: Accretion Power in Astrophysics examines accretion as a source of energy in both binary star systems containing compact objects, and in active galactic nuclei. Assuming a basic knowledge of physics, the authors describe the physical processes at work in accretion discs and other accretion flows. The first three chapters explain why accretion is a source of energy, and then present the gas dynamics and plasma concepts necessary for astrophysical applications. The next three chapters t ...show morehen develop accretion in stellar systems, including accretion onto compact objects. Further chapters give extensive treatment of accretion in active galactic nuclei, and describe thick accretion discs. A new chapter discusses recently discovered accretion flow solutions. The third edition is greatly expanded and thoroughly updated. New material includes a detailed treatment of disc instabilities, irradiated discs, disc warping, and general accretion flows. The treatment is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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