© 1987

Astrophysical Jets and Their Engines

  • Wolfgang Kundt

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 208)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. W. Kundt
    Pages 1-13
  3. W. Kundt
    Pages 13-20
  4. W. Kundt
    Pages 21-28
  5. E. Serabyn
    Pages 47-66
  6. Hakki Ögelman
    Pages 67-90
  7. Hagai Netzer
    Pages 103-124
  8. P. A. G. Scheuer
    Pages 129-136
  9. P. A. G. Scheuer
    Pages 137-150
  10. S. A. E. G. Falle
    Pages 151-161
  11. S. A. E. G. Falle
    Pages 163-170
  12. Gregory Benford
    Pages 197-204
  13. Gregory Benford
    Pages 205-210
  14. A. Achterberg
    Pages 223-236

About this book


This volume is the documentation of the first Course on 'Neutron Stars, Active Galactic Nuclei and Jets', of an Erice School with a wide astro­ physical scope. The choice of the subject was made because of an apparent similari­ ty - stressed already at earlier meetings - of four classes of astrophy­ sical jet sources: Active Galactic Nuclei, Young Stellar Objects, Binary Neutron Stars and Binary White Dwarfs. They share important properties such as their morphology, high variability and large veloci­ ty gradients as well as - with some inference - their broad spectrum, hypersonic outflow and core/lobe power ratio. Despite this apparent similarity of the four source classes, quite different models have been put forward for their description: (i) The central engine of active galactic nuclei has been generally thought to be a black hole, in contrast to the central engine of young stellar objects and cometary nebulae which apparently is a pre-T-Tauri star, some six orders of magnitude less compact, and to the central engine of planetary nebulae which mayor may not be a binary white dwarf. (ii) The elongated lobes, or flow patterns, have been often interpreted as highly directional stellar wind outflows whereas in a few well­ mapped cases, the elongated flow appears to be 'pumped up' through a much narrower channel, or jet, both in the extragalactic and stellar sources.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Kundt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Astrophysik der Universität BonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Astrophysical Jets and Their Engines
  • Editors Wolfgang Kundt
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2548-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8242-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-3927-1
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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