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Theory of stellar and extragalactic jets

Blandford, R. D. (1986) Theory of stellar and extragalactic jets. In: Radiation Hydrodynamics in Stars and Compact Objects. Lecture Notes in Physics. No.255. Springer , Berlin, pp. 387-402. ISBN 978-3-540-16764-8.

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Different types of astrophysical jets are briefly described and the wide differences in their observed properties are emphasized. Various physical mechanisms that have been proposed for creating jets, based on gas dynamical, magnetic, and radiative stresses are briefly reviewed. It is argued that magnetic flelds are probably generally important for collimating astrophysical jets.

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Additional Information:© 1986 Springer-Verlag. Financial support by the National Science Foundation (AST-84-15355) and the Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik at Garching is gratefully acknowledged. I thank the director of the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge for hospitality during the writing of this review. I also thank John Hawley and Sterl Phinney for comments on the manuscript and Ferd Coroniti for supplying Fig. 4.
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Subject Keywords:Black Hole; Radio Source; Accretion Disk; Radiation Pressure; Radio Galaxy
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Physics
Issue or Number:255
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