Accretion Power in Astrophysics
- Publication date:February 2002
- 85 b/w illus. 2 tables
- Dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
- Weight: 0.64kg
This newly expanded and thoroughly updated third edition examines accretion as a source of energy in both binary star systems containing compact objects, and in active galactic nuclei. Assuming a basic knowledge of physics, the authors describe the physical processes at work in accretion discs and other accretion flows. New material includes a detailed treatment of disc instabilities, irradiated discs, disc warping, and general accretion flows. The treatment is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers.