Item description for Accretion Disks in Compact Stellar Systems (Advanced Series in Astrophysics and Cosmology, Vol 9) by J. Craig Wheeler...
Accretion disks in compact stellar systems containing white dwarfs, neutron stars or black holes are the principal laboratory for understanding the role of accretion disks in a wide variety of environments from proto-stars to quasars. Recent work on disk instabilities and dynamics has given a new theoreticcal framework with which to study accretion disks. Modelling of time-dependent phenomena provides new insight into the causes and interpretation of photometric and spectroscopic variability and new constraints on the fundamental physical problem - the origin of viscosity in accretion disks. This book contains expert reviews on the nature of limit cycle thermal instabilities and a variety of closely related topics from the theory of angular momentum transport to eclipse mapping of the disk structure. The result is a comprehensive contemporary survey of the structure and evolution of accretion disks in compact binary systems.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.75" Height: 1" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810212739 ISBN13 9789810212735
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More About J. Craig Wheeler
J. Craig Wheeler is Samuel T. and Fern Yanagisawa Regents Professor of Astronomy and Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas Austin. He was elected President of the American Astronomical Society in 2006.
J. Craig Wheeler has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Texas, Austin.