Active Galactic Nuclei: From the Central Black Hole to the Galactic Environment

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This is the first comprehensive treatment of active galactic nuclei -- the cosmic powerhouses at the core of many distant galaxies. The term active galactic nuclei refers to quasars, radio galaxies, Seyfert galaxies, blazars, and related objects, all of which are believed to share a similar central engine -- a supermassive black hole many times the mass of the Sun. Astrophysicists have studied these phenomena for the past several decades and have begun to develop a consensus about many of their properties and ...
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Overview

This is the first comprehensive treatment of active galactic nuclei -- the cosmic powerhouses at the core of many distant galaxies. The term active galactic nuclei refers to quasars, radio galaxies, Seyfert galaxies, blazars, and related objects, all of which are believed to share a similar central engine -- a supermassive black hole many times the mass of the Sun. Astrophysicists have studied these phenomena for the past several decades and have begun to develop a consensus about many of their properties and internal mechanisms. Julian Krolik, one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, sums up leading ideas from across the entire range of research, making this book an invaluable resource for astronomers, physicists interested in applications of the theory of gravitation, and graduate students.

Krolik begins by addressing basic questions about active galactic nuclei: What are they? How can they be found? How do they evolve? He assesses the evidence for massive black holes and considers how they generate power by accretion. He discusses X-ray and g-ray emission, radio emission and jets, emission and absorption lines, anisotropic appearance, and the relationship between an active nucleus and its host galaxy. He explores the mysteries of what ignites, fuels, and extinguishes active galactic nuclei, and concludes with a general review of where the field now stands. The book is unique in paying careful attention to relevant physics as well as astronomy, reflecting in part the importance of general relativity to understanding active galactic nuclei. Clear, authoritative, and detailed, this is crucial reading for anyone interested in one of the most dynamic areas of astrophysics today.

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What should anyone care about active galactic nuclei? After answering that AGNs are among the most spectacular celestial objects and play a major role in studying the evolution of the universe, the author elucidates such topics as: their most salient properties, how to find them, black hole physics, accretion disks, emissions, properties of AGN host galaxies, and accomplishments and knowledge gaps in the field. Appends material on a basic general relativity, basic magnetohydrodynamics, discontinuities, population statistics, the tensor virial theorem, and kinematics in an expanding universe. Outlines three audience tracks: a one-semester course for second-year astrophysics graduate students, the phenomenologist, and the physicist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
Nature
Krolik treats almost every aspect of the AGN phenomenon, . . . . This global survey of AGN physics makes Krolik's book the most useful in the field for years. . . . [A] valuable reference for anybody interested in the physics of these cosmic powerhouses.
— Chris Reynolds
Physics Today
A broad and thorough review of the standard model for AGN, including observational information and theoretical modeling. It will provide graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an excellent introduction to the field.
— Ruth A. Daly
Nature - Chris Reynolds
Krolik treats almost every aspect of the AGN phenomenon, . . . . This global survey of AGN physics makes Krolik's book the most useful in the field for years. . . . [A] valuable reference for anybody interested in the physics of these cosmic powerhouses.
Physics Today - Ruth A. Daly
A broad and thorough review of the standard model for AGN, including observational information and theoretical modeling. It will provide graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an excellent introduction to the field.
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Winner of the 1999 Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Physics and Astronomy, Association of American Publishers

"Krolik treats almost every aspect of the AGN phenomenon, . . . . This global survey of AGN physics makes Krolik's book the most useful in the field for years. . . . [A] valuable reference for anybody interested in the physics of these cosmic powerhouses."--Chris Reynolds, Nature

"A broad and thorough review of the standard model for AGN, including observational information and theoretical modeling. It will provide graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an excellent introduction to the field."--Ruth A. Daly, Physics Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691011523
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 12/14/1998
  • Series: Princeton Series in Astrophysics
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Guide for Readers
1 What Are Active Galactic Nuclei? And Why Does Anyone Care? 3
2 How to Find AGNs 22
3 Evolution 42
4 Global Energetics and Black Holes 68
5 Black Hole Physics 90
6 Spherical Accretion 120
7 Accretion Disks and the Optical/Ultraviolet Continuum 135
8 X-ray and [gamma]-ray Emission 196
9 Radio Emission and Jets 256
10 Emission Lines 309
11 Intrinsic Absorption and Outflows 399
12 Anisotropic Appearance and Unification of Disparate AGN Varieties 424
13 Properties of AGN Host Galaxies 464
14 Onset and Fueling 494
15 Where We Stand 530
App. A Basic General Relativity 533
App. B Basic Magnetohydrodynamics 537
App. C Shocks and Other Discontinuities 542
App. D Luminosity Functions and Other Population Statistics 552
App. E The Tensor Viral Theorem 559
App. F Kinematics in an Expanding Universe 566
References 573
Index 589
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