Active galactic nuclei : proceedings of a conference held at the Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, October 28-30, 1987 / H. Richard Miller, Paul J. Wiita, eds.
Contributor(s): Miller, H. Richard (Hugh Richard) | Wiita, Paul JosephMaterial type: TextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 307.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1988Description: 1 online resource (xi, 438 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540393047; 3540393048Subject(s): Galactic nuclei -- Congresses | Active galaxies -- Congresses | Radio astronomy -- Congresses | Noyaux galactiques -- Congrès | Galaxies actives -- Congrès | Radioastronomie -- Congrès | Active galaxies | Galactic nuclei | Radio astronomy | Actieve sterrenstelselsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Active galactic nuclei.DDC classification: 523.1/12 LOC classification: QB857 | .A37 1988Other classification: 39.41 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references.
Spectral Studies in the Optical, Ultraviolet and Infrared -- Polarization and Continuum Observations -- Optical Variability Studies -- Theories of the Continuum -- X-Ray Observations and Modeling -- Radio Observations and Modeling -- Cosmological and Evolutionary Considerations -- List of Participants.
This volume summarizes recent developments in our understanding of active galactic nuclei, including quasars, seyfert galaxies and radio galaxies. The predominant emphasis is put on observational results with information from essentially all wave bands, but important theoretical results are also presented. Among the contributions are discussions of the different types of active galaxies, the nature of the central engine, the wiggly structure of radio jets, the dynamics of the gas in jets, the study of millimeter and extreme ultraviolet regions, and a discussion of the observed continuum of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The intended readers are professional astronomers and astrophysicists as well as graduate students in this field of research.
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