Black-Hole Accretion Disks

Towards a New Paradigm

By Shoji Kato, Jun Fukue, Shin Mineshige

Since publication of the first edition, models of advection-dominated accretion flows and their comparison with observations have been much developed and deepened, including the cases of super-Eddington accretion. The launch of the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer led to the discovery of high-frequency oscillations, which opened a new field of discoseismology. In addition, development of observational techniques show that the time when we see a direct image or silhouette of black holes is in the near future. Considering these situations, we fully revised the first edition in order to meet the developments mentioned above.

549 pages

Publication Date: 3/1/2008
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9784876987405