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Astrophysical Black Holes

  • Francesco Haardt
  • Vittorio Gorini
  • Ugo Moschella
  • Aldo Treves
  • Monica Colpi
Book

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 905)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Chris Nixon, Andrew King
    Pages 45-63
  3. David Merritt
    Pages 145-203
  4. Michela Mapelli, Alessia Gualandris
    Pages 205-272
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-314

About this book

Introduction

Based on graduate school lectures in contemporary relativity and gravitational physics, this book gives a complete and unified picture of the present status of theoretical and observational properties of astrophysical black holes. The chapters are written by internationally recognized specialists. They cover general theoretical aspects of black hole astrophysics, the theory of accretion and ejection of gas and jets, stellar-sized black holes observed in the Milky Way, the formation and evolution of supermassive black holes in galactic centers and quasars as well as their influence on the dynamics in galactic nuclei. The final chapter addresses analytical relativity of black holes supporting theoretical understanding of the coalescence of black holes as well as being of great relevance in identifying gravitational wave signals.
With its introductory chapters the book is aimed at advanced graduate and post-graduate students, but it will also be useful for specialists.

Keywords

Accretion Disk Black Hole Astrophysics Black Hole Jets Galactic Center Generelativistic two-body problem Jet Formation Mechanism Relativity of Black Holes Stellar Mass Black Holes Supermassive Black Holes

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Haardt
    • 1
  • Vittorio Gorini
    • 2
  • Ugo Moschella
    • 3
  • Aldo Treves
    • 4
  • Monica Colpi
    • 5
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta TecnologiaUniversità degli Studi dell’InsubriaComoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta TecnologiaUniversità degli Studi dell’InsubriaComoItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta TecnologiaUniversità degli Studi dell’InsubriaComoItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta TecnologiaUniversità degli Studi dell’InsubriaComoItaly
  5. 5.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19416-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19415-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19416-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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