Introduction to Black Hole Astrophysics

  • Gustavo E. Romero
  • Gabriela S. Vila
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 876)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Gustavo E. Romero, Gabriela S. Vila
    Pages 1-29
  3. Gustavo E. Romero, Gabriela S. Vila
    Pages 31-71
  4. Gustavo E. Romero, Gabriela S. Vila
    Pages 73-97
  5. Gustavo E. Romero, Gabriela S. Vila
    Pages 99-159
  6. Gustavo E. Romero, Gabriela S. Vila
    Pages 161-222
  7. Gustavo E. Romero, Gabriela S. Vila
    Pages 223-261
  8. Gustavo E. Romero, Gabriela S. Vila
    Pages 263-287
  9. Gustavo E. Romero, Gabriela S. Vila
    Pages 289-300
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 301-318

About this book

Introduction

This book is based on the lecture notes of a one-semester course on black hole astrophysics given  by the author and is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in astrophysics.

The material included goes beyond that found in classic textbooks and presents details on astrophysical manifestations of black holes. In particular, jet physics and detailed accounts of objects like microquasars, active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, and ultra-luminous X-ray sources are covered, as well as advanced topics like black holes in alternative theories of gravity.

The author avoids unnecessary technicalities and to some degree the book is self-contained. The reader will find some basic general relativity tools in Chapter 1. The appendices provide some additional mathematical details that will be useful for further study, and a guide to the bibliography on the subject.

Keywords

AGN Jets Active Galactive Nuclei Alternative Theories of Gravity Black Hole Accretion Black Hole Astrophysics Black Hole Lecture Notes Black Holes Cosmology with Black Holes Microquasars Wormholes f(R) Gravity f(R) black holes

Authors and affiliations

  • Gustavo E. Romero
    • 1
  • Gabriela S. Vila
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Argentino de RadioastronomiaVilla ElisaArgentina
  2. 2.Instituto Argentino de RadioastronomiaVilla ElisaArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39596-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39595-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39596-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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