Relativistic Flows in Astrophysics

  • Axel W. Guthmann
  • Markos Georganopoulos
  • Konstantina Manolakou
  • Alexandre Marcowith

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 589)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Apostolos Mastichiadis
    Pages 1-23
  3. Yves A. Gallant
    Pages 24-40
  4. Christophe Sauty, Kanaris Tsinganos, Edoardo Trussoni
    Pages 41-70
  5. Katherine M. Blundell
    Pages 71-87
  6. Annalisa Celotti
    Pages 88-100
  7. Titus J. Galama, Re’em Sari
    Pages 123-168
  8. José-Luis Gómez
    Pages 169-196
  9. Miguel A. Aloy, José M. Martí
    Pages 197-226
  10. Roger Blandford
    Pages 227-237
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 239-242

About this book


The topic of this book is the study of relativistic outflows such as those seen in gamma-ray bursts, microquasars and active galactic nuclei. The book starts with lectures on physical processes relevant to all astrophysical systems exhibiting relativistic flows. Further lectures concentrate on more specific aspects such as various mechanisms for particle acceleration and radiation from relativistically moving sources. This volume will thus be of interest to postgraduate students and nonspecialist researchers as a tutorial introduction to this subject as well as for the experienced researcher looking for a modern source of reference.


active galactic nuclei astrophysical jets astrophysics gamma-ray bursts particle acceleration relativistic hydrodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Axel W. Guthmann
    • 1
  • Markos Georganopoulos
    • 1
  • Konstantina Manolakou
    • 1
  • Alexandre Marcowith
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.CESRToulouse Cedex 4France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43518-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46025-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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