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Black Holes and the Origin of Radio Sources

Thorne, Kip S. and Blandford, Roger D. (1982) Black Holes and the Origin of Radio Sources. In: Extragalactic Radio Sources. International Astronomical Union Symposium (IAUS). No.97. Springer , Dordrecht, pp. 255-262. ISBN 978-94-009-7783-9.

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Powerful, extragalactic radio sources might be fuelled by energy release near a massive black hole. In this article we describe some relativistic effects which may be relevant to this process. We use Newtonian language so far as possible and illustrate the effects with “simple” analogies. Specifically, we describe the gravitational field near a black hole, Lens-Thirring and geodetic precession, electromagnetic energy extraction of the spin energy of a black hole and the structure of accretion tori around a black hole.

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Additional Information:© 1982 IAU. The authors thank the National Science Foundation (AST 79-22012 and AST 80-17752) for financial support.
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Subject Keywords:Black Hole; Radio Source; Accretion Disk; Massive Black Hole; Monthly Notice
Series Name:International Astronomical Union Symposium (IAUS)
Issue or Number:97
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