Accretion disks : new aspects : proceedings of the EARA workshop held in Garching, Germany, 21-23 October 1996 / Emmi Meyer-Hofmeister, Henk Spruit (eds.).
Contributor(s): Meyer-Hofmeister, E. (Emmi) | Spruit, Henk | European Association for Research in AstronomyMaterial type: TextSeries: Lecture notes in physics (Online): 487.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©1997Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 355 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540687153; 3540687157Subject(s): Disks (Astrophysics) -- Congresses | Accretion (Astrophysics) -- Congresses | Accretion (Astrophysics) | Disks (Astrophysics)Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Accretion disks.DDC classification: 523.8 LOC classification: QB466.D58 | A23 1997Online resources: Click here to access online
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Title from PDF of title page (viewed Jun. 24, 2008).
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
From the contents: X-ray spectrum of low-mass X-ray binaries -- Black holes in X-ray binaries -- GX 339-4 -- BH and NS binaries -- Ion illumination -- Anisotropic illumination in Seyfert I galaxies -- Disk instabilities and binary evolution -- Dwarf nova outbursts -- Radiation transfer in disks of CVs -- Modelling magnetised accretion disks -- Causal viscosity -- Nonlinear evolution of a single mode -- The stability of magnetically threaded accretion disks -- Equilibrium and stability of an accretion disk containing a magnetic field -- Precessing disks.
The most luminous compact objects are powered by accretion of mass. Accretion disks are the one common and fundamental element of these sources on widely different scales, ranging from close stellar binaries, galactic black holes and X-ray pulsars to active galactic nuclei (AGN). Key new developments in theory and observations, reviewed by experts in the field, are presented in this book. The contributions to the workshop cover the puzzles presented by the X-UV spectra of AGN and their variability, the recent numerical simulations of magnetic fields in disks, the remarkable behavior of the superluminal source 1915+105 and the "bursting pulsar" 1744-28, to mention a few of the topics.