Accretion Flows in Astrophysics

  • Nikolay¬†Shakura

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 454)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Galina Lipunova, Konstantin Malanchev, Nikolay Shakura
    Pages 1-106
  3. Viacheslav Zhuravlev
    Pages 115-146
  4. Viacheslav Zhuravlev
    Pages 147-199
  5. Pavel Abolmasov, Nikolay Shakura, Anna Chashkina
    Pages 201-258
  6. Dmitry Razdoburdin, Viacheslav Zhuravlev
    Pages 259-330
  7. Nikolay Shakura, Konstantin Postnov, Alexandra Kochetkova, Linnea Hjalmarsdotter
    Pages 331-392
  8. Nikolay Shakura, Konstantin Postnov
    Pages 393-416
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 417-419

About this book


This book highlights selected topics of standard and modern theory of accretion onto black holes and magnetized neutron stars. The structure of stationary standard discs and non-stationary viscous processes in accretion discs are discussed to the highest degree of accuracy analytic theory can provide, including relativistic effects in flat and warped discs around black holes. A special chapter is dedicated to a new theory of subsonic settling accretion onto a rotating magnetized neutron star. The book also describes supercritical accretion in quasars and its manifestation in lensing events. Several chapters cover the underlying physics of viscosity in astrophysical discs with some important aspects of turbulent viscosity generation. The book is aimed at specialists as well as graduate students interested in the field of theoretical astrophysics.


Models of accretion discs turbulent viscosity relativistic accretion discs accretion onto magnetized neutron stars warped discs active galactic nuclei AGN addretion disks

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikolay¬†Shakura
    • 1
  1. 1.Relativistic Astrophysics DepartmentSternberg Astronomical InstituteMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93008-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93009-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7985
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