BLACK HOLE ASTROPHYSICS

The Engine Paradigm

David L. Meier

BLACK HOLE ASTROPHYSICS: The Engine Paradigm As a result of significant research over the past 20 years, black holes are now linked to some of the most spectacular and exciting phenomena in the Universe, ranging in size from those that have the same mass as stars to the super-massive objects that lie at the heart of most galaxies, including our own Milky Way. This book first introduces the properties of simple isolated holes, then adds in complications like rotation, accretion, radiation, and magnetic fields, finally arriving at a basic understanding of how black hole engines of all sizes operate.

Black Hole Astrophysics