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Active Galactic Nuclei:
From the Central Black Hole to the Galactic Environment
Julian H. Krolik

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Guide for Readers
1What Are Active Galactic Nuclei? And Why Does Anyone Care?3
2How to Find AGNs22
3Evolution42
4Global Energetics and Black Holes68
5Black Hole Physics90
6Spherical Accretion120
7Accretion Disks and the Optical/Ultraviolet Continuum135
8X-ray and [gamma]-ray Emission196
9Radio Emission and Jets256
10Emission Lines309
11Intrinsic Absorption and Outflows399
12Anisotropic Appearance and Unification of Disparate AGN Varieties424
13Properties of AGN Host Galaxies464
14Onset and Fueling494
15Where We Stand530
App. ABasic General Relativity533
App. BBasic Magnetohydrodynamics537
App. CShocks and Other Discontinuities542
App. DLuminosity Functions and Other Population Statistics552
App. EThe Tensor Viral Theorem559
App. FKinematics in an Expanding Universe566
References573
Index589

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