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Astrophysics and Space Science Library #355: Black Hole Gravitohydromagnetics

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Black hole gravitohydromagnetics (GHM) is developed from the rudiments to the frontiers of research in this book. GHM describes plasma interactions that combine the effects of gravity and a strong magnetic field, in the vicinity (ergosphere) of a rapidly rotating black hole. This topic was created in response to the astrophysical quest to understand the central engines of radio loud extragalactic radio sources. The theory describes a "torsional tug of war" between rotating ergospheric plasma and the distant asymptotic plasma that extracts the rotational inertia of the black hole. The recoil from the struggle between electromagnetic and gravitational forces near the event horizon is manifested as a powerful pair of magnetized particle beams (jets) that are ejected at nearly the speed of light. These bipolar jets feed large-scale magnetized plasmoids on scales as large as millions of light years (the radio lobes of extragalactic radio sources). This interaction can initiate jets that transport energy fluxes exceeding 1047 ergs/s. This second edition of the book is updated throughout and contains a completely new chapter discussing state of the art and results of numerical simulations of ergospheric disk jets occuring in magnetohydrodynamic accretion flows.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Relativistic Plasma Physics.- 3. Particle Trajectories in the Ergosphere.- 4. Vacuum Electrodynamics.- 5. Magnetically Dominated Time Stationary Perfect MHD Winds.- 6. Perfect MHD Winds and Waves in the Ergosphere.- 7. Ergosphere Driven Winds.- 8. Ergospheric Disk Dynamos.- 9. Winds From Event Horizon Magnetospheres.- 10. Applications to the Theory of Extragalactic Radio Sources.- 11. Numerical Results.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783540769552
Publisher:
Springer
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Author:
Punsly, Brian
Subject:
Relativity
Subject:
Active galactic nuclei
Subject:
Black holes
Subject:
Blandford-Znajek Process
Subject:
Jets
Subject:
Quasars.
Subject:
RELATIVISTIC PLASMAS
Subject:
Astrophysics and Astroparticles
Subject:
Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
Subject:
Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory <P>Presents to the researcher and PhD student the fundamental subjects that are necessary to understand the interaction between the gravitational field of a rotating black hole and a plasma-filled magne
Subject:
Physics-Astrophysics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2nd ed. 2009
Series:
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume:
355
Publication Date:
20081208
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
413
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 859 gr

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