Black Holes (IAU S238)
About the Book
Until recently, black holes were often considered as exotic objects of dubious existence. In the last decade, observations have provided overwhelming evidence in favour of the presence of supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies, including the Milky Way; of stellar-mass black holes in binary stellar systems; and, possibly, of intermediate-mass black holes in ultraluminous X-ray sources in nearby galaxies. Black holes are now widely accepted as real physical entities, playing an important role in modern astrophysics. IAU S238 brought together observers and theoreticians working in black hole astrophysics - from stellar-mass black holes to supermassive ones residing at the centre of galaxies - with the aim of highlighting and discussing similarities in the physics involved. Leading researchers review the subject and report on recent results on accretion discs, relativistic jets, spectroscopy in different spectral bands - from X-rays to radio - and other aspects of black hole astrophysics.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780521863476
EAN: 9780521863476
Publisher Date: 01/08/2007
Binding: Hardback
Book Type: English
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Dewey: 523.887
Gardner Classification Code: N02
Illustration: Y
Language: English
No of Pages: 504
Pagination: 504 pages, 120 b/w illus. 10 tables
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 28 mm
UK Availability: GXC
Year Of Publication: 2007
ISBN-10: 0521863473
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Acedemic Level: English
Bood Data Readership Text: Professional & Vocational
Continuations: English
Depth: 31
Edition: 1
Height: 247 mm
Illustrations: 120 b/w illus. 10 tables
MediaMail: Y
Number of Items: 01
PrintOnDemand: Y
Series Title: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia
Sub Title: Across the Range of Masses: Proceedings of the 238th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Prague, Czech Republic August 21-25, 20
Width: 174 mm