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Relativistic Jets from Active Galactic Nuclei

Relativistic Jets from Active Galactic Nuclei

Markus Boettcher (Editor), Daniel E. Harris (Editor), Henric Krawczynski (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-64175-8

Feb 2012

426 pages



Written by a carefully selected consortium of researchers working in the field, this book fills the gap for an up-to-date summary of the observational and theoretical status. As such, this monograph includes all used wavelengths, from radio to gamma, the FERMI telescope, a history and theory refresher, and jets from gamma ray bursts.
For astronomers, nuclear physicists, and plasmaphysicists.
Introduction & Historical Perspective
Special Relativity of Jets
Radiation Processes
Central Engines. Acceleration, Collimation and Confinement of Jets
Observational Details: Radio
Optical, Infrared and UV Observations
Observational Details: x-rays
Unresolved Emission from the core: Observations and Models
Particle Acceleration in turbulent magnetohydrodynamic shocks
Simulations of jets from active galactic nuclei and gamma ray bursts
Jet structure, collimation and stability - recent results from analytical methods and simulations
Jets and AGN feedback