The Resource Measuring the Angular Momentum of Supermassive Black Holes, by Laura Brenneman, (electronic resource)

Measuring the Angular Momentum of Supermassive Black Holes, by Laura Brenneman, (electronic resource)

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Measuring the Angular Momentum of Supermassive Black Holes
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Measuring the Angular Momentum of Supermassive Black Holes
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by Laura Brenneman
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eng
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Measuring the spin distribution of supermassive black holes is of critical importance for understanding how these black holes and their host galaxies form and evolve over time, yet this type of study is only in its infancy. This brief describes how astronomers measure spin in supermassive black holes using X-ray spectroscopy. It also reviews the constraints that have been placed on the spin distribution in local, bright active galaxies over the past six years, and the cosmological implications of these constraints. Finally, it summarizes the open questions that remain in this exciting new field of research and points toward future discoveries soon to be made by the next generation of space-based observatories
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Brenneman, Laura
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  • QB1-991
  • QB460-466
  • QB980-991
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SpringerBriefs in Astronomy,
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  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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Measuring the Angular Momentum of Supermassive Black Holes, by Laura Brenneman, (electronic resource)
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I. Introduction on importance of black hole spin -- II. Description of spectroscopic techniques used to measure spin in AGN -- III. Review of current spin measurements -- IV. Implications for the growth of black holes and their host galaxies -- V. Future Directions
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V, 54 p. 28 illus., 25 illus. in color.
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9781461477716
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10.1007/978-1-4614-7771-6
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4614-7771-6
Label
Measuring the Angular Momentum of Supermassive Black Holes, by Laura Brenneman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction on importance of black hole spin -- II. Description of spectroscopic techniques used to measure spin in AGN -- III. Review of current spin measurements -- IV. Implications for the growth of black holes and their host galaxies -- V. Future Directions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
V, 54 p. 28 illus., 25 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781461477716
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-7771-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-4614-7771-6

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