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High Energy Radiation from Black Holes:
Gamma Rays, Cosmic Rays, and Neutrinos
Charles D. Dermer & Govind Menon

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Preface xix
Chapter 1. Introduction 1
Chapter 2. Relativistic Kinematics 14
Chapter 3. Introduction to Curved Spacetime 25
Chapter 4. Physical Cosmology 36
Chapter 5. Radiation Physics of Relativistic Flows 50
Chapter 6. Compton Scattering 70
Chapter 7. Synchrotron Radiation 117
Chapter 8. Binary Particle Collision Processes 160
Chapter 9. Photohadronic Processes 187
Chapter 10. d Pair Production 227
Chapter 11. Blast-Wave Physics 258
Chapter 12. Introduction to Fermi Acceleration 314
Chapter 13. First-Order Fermi Acceleration 327
Chapter 14. Second-Order Fermi Acceleration 351
Chapter 15. The Geometry of Spacetime 379
Chapter 16. Black-Hole Electrodynamics 417
Chapter 17. High-Energy Radiations from Black Holes 452
Appendix A: Essential Tensor Calculus 473
Appendix B: Mathematical Functions 488
Appendix C: Solutions of the Continuity Equation 492
Appendix D: Basics of Monte Carlo Calculations 497
Appendix E: Supplementary Information 499
Appendix F: Glossary and Acronym List 505
Bibliography 509
Index 531

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