Skip to content
Cart 
Register Sign in Wishlist
Feeding Compact Objects (IAU S290)

Feeding Compact Objects (IAU S290)
Accretion on All Scales

AUD$116.95 inc GST

Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107033795

AUD$ 116.95 inc GST
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

Please email academicmarketing@cambridge.edu.au to enquire about an inspection copy of this book

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This decade has seen a large number of high-energy space missions, which, alongside ground-based optical and radio telescopes, have enabled the detailed study of accreting compact objects. IAU S290 addresses the state-of-the-art research on accretion in astrophysical objects and systems ranging in scale from active galactic nuclei down to stellar black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs, by bringing together scientists from each of these fields. It focuses on understanding the common physics of slow and relativistic outflows in these objects and features reviews on modelling, observations and instrumentation. Specific topics covered in this volume include: the physics of accreting systems, the magnetic environment around compact objects, large scale properties of accretion, the accretion-ejection connection, jets and outflows, and instrumentation. The fundamentals of accretion and its applications are reviewed in several of the papers, making this a useful reference guide for researchers and graduate students in astrophysics.

    • Accretion processes in astrophysics remain as hot a topic as ever
    • Features a detailed look at the connection between accretion and jet emission, based on multiwavelength studies of the past two decades
    • Connects lines of research on different classes of objects by bringing together scientists from different fields working on parallel problems
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Accretion phenomena in the Universe are still as hot a topic in astronomy, as ever.' Günther Hasinger, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107033795
    • length: 414 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 278 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Black holes and accretion jets
    2. Neutron stars and white dwarfs
    3. Instrumentation
    4. Posters
    Author index.

  • Editors

    Chengmin Zhang, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Tomaso Belloni, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy

    Mariano Méndez, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands

    Shuangnan Zhang, Institute of High-Energy Physics, China

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×