BL Lac objects: proceedings of a workshop held in Como, Italy, September 20-23, 1988

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Laura Maraschi, Tommaso Maccacaro, Marie-Hélène Ulrich
Springer-Verlag, 1989 - Science - 497 pages
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This volume gives a comprehensible survey of BL Lac objects: contributors summarize observations on these interesting astrophysical objects and present theoretical models to explain them. Understanding these objects should help to give a better insight into the physics of black holes and relativistic plasmas. Topics addressed cover radio jets expanding at superluminal velocities, possible effects of relativistic jets on interstellar matter, the continuum emission over the whole electromagnetic system and its variability, and the impact of these observations on gravitational lensing and cosmological evolution. The book should be immensely useful for graduate students.

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Contents

Superluminal Motion in Quasars and BL Lac Objects
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Polarization of BL Lac Objects 119
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VLBI Polarization Measurements of BL Lacertae Objects
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