Beams and Jets in Astrophysics

Beams and Jets in Astrophysics

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This book is the first to provide students and researchers in the field of astrophysical jets with a comprehensive and up-to-date account of current research. An important feature of the book is that it combines discussions of both extragalactic and Galactic jets. There are ten chapters, authored by fourteen active researchers, each of whom is an expert on their chosen topic, and the book has been edited to provide a cohesive account of this field of study. This is the first volume to integrate studies of jets on all length scales. It will be an important textbook for graduate students, and a valuable reference source for researchers in many areas of extragalactic and Galactic astronomy. It will also be of interest to plasma physicists and space scientists.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139242288
  • 9781139242288

Table of contents

1. Introduction: synchrotron and inverse-Compton radiation P. A. Hughes and L. Miller; 2. Observations of large scale extragalactic jets T. W. B. Muxlow and S. T. Garrington; 3. Interpretation of large scale extragalactic jets J. P. Leahy; 4. Interpretation of Parsec scale jets T. V. Cawthorne; 5. From nucleus to hotspot: nine powers of ten V. Icke; 6. The stability of jets M. Birkinshaw; 7. Numerical simulations of radio source structure A. G. Williams; 8. The production of jets and their relation to active galactic nuclei P. J. Wiita; 9. Particle acceleration and magnetic field evolution J. E. Eilek and P. A. Hughes; 10. Jets in the galaxy R. Padman, A. N. Lasenby and D. A. Green.show more

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"...the evenness of the book's level and tone is a tribute to Philip Hughes's editorial skills. Although the book seems to be aimed at the practicing astrophysicist who wishes to get up to speed on the subject of jets, the treatment of technical issues is sufficiently discursive that the book could be used as a graduate text." Mitchell C. Begelman, Scienceshow more