Accretion Power in Astrophysics, by Juhan Frank , Andrew King , Derek Raine
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- ISBN: 9780521629577 | 0521629578
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/11/2002
This newly expanded and thoroughly updated third edition examines accretion as a source of energy in both binary star systems containing compact objects, and in active galactic nuclei. Assuming a basic knowledge of physics, the authors describe the physical processes at work in accretion discs and other accretion flows. New material includes a detailed treatment of disc instabilities, irradiated discs, disc warping, and general accretion flows. The treatment is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers.