Black Hole Astrophysics

The Engine Paradigm

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ISBN: 978-3-642-01935-7 (Print) 978-3-642-01936-4 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxi

  2. Observations of Black Hole Engines

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-12

      Recognizing Black Holes

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      Pages 13-61

      Macroquasars: Supermassive Black Holes in the Centers of Galaxies

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      Pages 63-114

      Microquasars: Black Holes (and Neutron Stars) of Stellar Mass in Our Galaxy

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      Pages 115-129

      Miniquasars: Elusive Black Holes of Intermediate Mass

  3. Physics of Black Hole Engines

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131

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      Pages 133-163

      Physics in Everyday Life: A Review of Newtonian Mechanics

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      Pages 165-207

      Geometry and Physics without Gravity: Special Relativity

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      Pages 209-251

      Physics in Curved Spacetime: General Relativity and Black Holes

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      Pages 253-289

      Four-Dimensional Evolving Geometry: Gravitational Waves and Gravitational Collapse

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      Pages 291-377

      Nuts and Bolts of the Black Hole Engine: General Relativistic Mechanics

  4. Astrophysics of Black Hole Engines

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 379-379

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      Pages 381-435

      Assembling the Engine Block: Formation of Black Holes in the Universe

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      Pages 437-481

      Fueling and Carburetion: Breakup and Accretion of Stars and Gas Clouds

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      Pages 483-562

      The Combustion Chamber: Energy Generation by Gravitational Accretion

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      Pages 563-589

      The Thermal Exhaust System: Radiation- and Thermally-Driven Winds and Jets

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 591-654

      The Non-Thermal Exhaust System I. Rotating Magnetospheres that Drive the Turbo Exhaust

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      Pages 655-725

      The Non-Thermal Exhaust System II. MagneticWinds and Jets

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 727-830

      Putting it All Together: Black Hole Engines of All Sizes

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 831-927