Lecture Notes in Physics

Jets from Young Stars

Models and Constraints

Editors: Ferreira, Jonathan, Dougados, Catherine, Whelan, Emma (Eds.)

  • Introduces the astrophysics of jets from young stars
  • The first of a series of 6 volumes forming a comprehensive account of jets from young stars
  • Describes various classes of steady magnetic-wind models currently discussed in the context of protostellar jets
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This volume contains the edited lecture notes of the First JETSET School on Jets from Young Stars: Models and Constraints, held by the Marie Curie Research and Training Network on JET Simulations, Experiments and Theory. At this school the lecturers gave an introduction to observational properties and basic models describing the launching and collimation mechanisms of jets. The first half of the book is devoted to general observational constraints, covering the outflow phenomenon in young stars, the identification of magneto-centrifugal processes as the main jet driving mechanism, and the magnetic interaction between the star and its accretion disc. The second half of the book is devoted to theoretical knowledge of magneto-hydrodynamic processes pertinent to the jet launching mechanism in young stars. This comprises a general introduction to magneto-hydrodynamics, a description of the role of MHD processes in Standard Accretion Discs, and the physics of steady state MHD outflows, from the basic concepts and equations to modern self-similar solutions. Further lectures detail the various classes of steady magnetic-wind models currently discussed in the context of protostellar jets.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The First Three Million Years

    Ray, Tom

    Pages 3-19

  • Jets from Young Stars: The Need for MHD Collimation and Acceleration Processes

    Cabrit, Sylvie

    Pages 21-53

  • Star-disk Interaction in Classical T Tauri Stars

    Alencar, Silvia H.P.

    Pages 55-73

  • Introduction to Magneto-Hydrodynamics

    Pelletier, Guy

    Pages 77-101

  • Theory and Models of Standard Accretion Disks

    Caroline, E.J.M (et al.)

    Pages 103-115

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jets from Young Stars
Book Subtitle
Models and Constraints
Editors
  • Jonathan Ferreira
  • Catherine Dougados
  • Emma Whelan
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
723
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-68035-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-68035-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-68033-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08769-1
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 228
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