Lecture Notes in Physics

Introduction to Black Hole Astrophysics

Authors: Romero, Gustavo E., Vila, Gabriela S.

  • Course tested introduction to black hole astrophysics
  • Material included goes beyond what is found in classic textbooks
  • Details on astrophysical manifestations of black holes are given
  • Avoids unnecessary technicalities
  • Additional mathematical details offered in the appendix
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About this book

This book is based on the lecture notes of a one-semester course on black hole astrophysics given  by the author and is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in astrophysics.

The material included goes beyond that found in classic textbooks and presents details on astrophysical manifestations of black holes. In particular, jet physics and detailed accounts of objects like microquasars, active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, and ultra-luminous X-ray sources are covered, as well as advanced topics like black holes in alternative theories of gravity.

The author avoids unnecessary technicalities and to some degree the book is self-contained. The reader will find some basic general relativity tools in Chapter 1. The appendices provide some additional mathematical details that will be useful for further study, and a guide to the bibliography on the subject.

About the authors

Prof. Romero has worked on AGN and black holes for more than 20 years and is a recognised scientist in the field

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Black Hole Astrophysics
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
876
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39596-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39596-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-39595-6
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 318
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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