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Accretion Flows in Astrophysics

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  • The book gives a systematic description of the standard model of disc accretion and also covers some topics beyond the standard model

  • Discusses stationary and non-stationary, Newtonian and general-relativitistic, flat and twisted discs

  • Presents analytic theory for all the topics with detailed derivations

  • Describes different applications of the theory explaining modern observational results obtained for astronomical sources, from close binary systems to quasars

  • The principal author, Nikolay Shakura, is one of the founders of the disc accretion theory

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

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. The Standard Model of Disc Accretion

    • Galina Lipunova, Konstantin Malanchev, Nikolay Shakura
    Pages 1-106
  3. Relativistic Standard Accretion Disc

    • Viacheslav Zhuravlev
    Pages 115-146
  4. Relativistic Twisted Accretion Disc

    • Viacheslav Zhuravlev
    Pages 147-199
  5. Structure of Accretion Discs in Lensed QSOs

    • Pavel Abolmasov, Nikolay Shakura, Anna Chashkina
    Pages 201-258
  6. Transient Dynamics of Perturbations in Astrophysical Discs

    • Dmitry Razdoburdin, Viacheslav Zhuravlev
    Pages 259-330
  7. Quasi-Spherical Subsonic Accretion onto Magnetized Neutron Stars

    • Nikolay Shakura, Konstantin Postnov, Alexandra Kochetkova, Linnea Hjalmarsdotter
    Pages 331-392
  8. On the Properties of Velikhov-Chandrasekhar MRI in Ideal and Non-ideal Plasmas

    • 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.

Keywords

  • Models of accretion discs
  • turbulent viscosity
  • relativistic accretion discs
  • accretion onto magnetized neutron stars
  • warped discs
  • active galactic nuclei AGN
  • addretion disks
  • fluid- and aerodynamics

Editors and Affiliations

  • Relativistic Astrophysics Department, Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, Russia

    Nikolay Shakura

About the editor

The editor, Nikolai Shakura (b. 1945), is the head of the Relativistic Astrophysics Department of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute, where he has also been working all his life after graduating from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. In the early 70-s N.I.Shakura in collaboration with R.A.Sunyaev developed the fundamental theory of disc accretion onto relativistic compact stars. Even before the era of systematic X-ray observations of the sky, these authors predicted almost all observational manifestations of accreting neutron stars and black holes, which were later brilliantly confirmed by observations. Their work has been cited more than 8000 times. Overall, Nikolai Shakura is the author of more than 200 publications on accretion discs and considered a well acknowledged authority in the field.

Pavel Abolmasov is a postdoctoral fellow at Tuorla Observatory, University of Turku, Finland and a researcher (on leave) at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Anna Chashkina is a PhD student at Tuorla Observatory, University of Turku, Finland and a researcher (on leave) at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Linnea Hjalmarsdotter is a former researcher an the Sternberg Astronomical Institute  of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Alexandra Kochetkova is a former researcher at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Galina Lipunova is a researcher at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Konstantin Malanchev is a researcher at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Lomonosov Moscow State University and an associate professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

Konstantin Postnov is a professor at the Faculty of Physics of Lomonosov Moscow State University and at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

Dmitry Razdoburdin  is a researcher at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Vyacheslav Zhuravlev is researcher at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute  of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Accretion Flows in Astrophysics

  • Editors: Nikolay Shakura

  • Series Title: Astrophysics and Space Science Library

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93009-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-93008-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-06567-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-93009-1

  • Series ISSN: 0067-0057

  • Series E-ISSN: 2214-7985

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 419

  • Number of Illustrations: 62 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Astrophysics, Continuum Mechanics, Plasma Physics

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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
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USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)