3. The Central Engine

  1. Dr. Volker Beckmann1,2 and
  2. Dr. Chris Shrader3

Published Online: 28 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527666829.ch3

Active Galactic Nuclei

Active Galactic Nuclei

How to Cite

Beckmann, V. and Shrader, C. (2012) The Central Engine, in Active Galactic Nuclei, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527666829.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    APC Laboratory, CNRS/IN2P3 Universite Paris 7, 10 rue Alice Domon et Leonie, 75205 Paris, France

  2. 2

    APC Laboratory, CNRS/IN2P3 Université Paris Diderot, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, 75013 Paris, France

  3. 3

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Universities Space Research Association, Mail Code 661, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527410910

Online ISBN: 9783527666829

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Keywords:

  • black holes in AGN;
  • Schwarzschild radius;
  • black hole accretion;
  • Eddington ratio;
  • AGN jets

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Black Hole

  • Accretion Processes

  • Absorption Close to the Black Hole

  • Photoionization Modeling

  • Narrow and Broad-Line Regions

  • Reverberation Mapping: Probing the Scale of the BLR

  • AGN Jets: Emission, Dynamics and Morphologies