'... an excellent introduction to accretion discs ... Highly recommended.' Paul O'Brien, The Observatory
'Quite simply, it is required reading for students and researchers alike.' Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
Accretion Power in Astrophysics examines accretion as a source of energy in both binary star systems containing compact objects, and in active galactic nuclei. Assuming a basic knowledge of physics, the authors describe the physical processes at work in accretion discs and other accretion flows. The third edition is greatly expanded and thoroughly updated. New material includes a detailed treatment of disc instabilities, irradiated discs, disc warping, and general accretion flows. The treatment is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers.