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G. 34)). The interested reader may consult the article by Holzer & Axford (1970). 26) where P (r), ρ(r) have been found. 23) and then identifying the unique solution corresponding to our accretion problem. 24) shortly, but it is instructive to see how much information can be extracted without explicit integration, since this technique is very useful in other cases when analytic integration is not possible, or not straightforward. We write ﬁrst dP dρ dρ dP = = c2s . 24) is (c2s /ρ)(dρ/dr). 22), 1 d 1 dρ =− 2 vr2 .
E. the inﬂow velocity must become supersonic near the stellar surface. 22 Gas dynamics The immediate consequence of point (iii) is that, since for a star (although not for a black hole) the accreting material must eventually join the star with a very small velocity, some way of stopping the highly supersonic accretion ﬂow must be found. Consideration of how this stopping process can work leads us naturally into the area of plasma physics, which we touched on brieﬂy at the beginning of this chapter.
2), we have P ∼ = ρc2s , so the ratio becomes v λd viscous force ∼ . 43) shows that viscosity will be important for supersonic ﬂow (v > cs ) with large gradients (L ∼ λd ) – precisely the conditions which are encountered in shock waves. If gradients are small (L λd ) viscosity can generally be neglected, unless the ﬂow is highly supersonic (v cs ). 42) involves second derivatives of v and its inclusion considerably complicates the problem of solving the equations of gas dynamics. 7 The eﬀect of strong magnetic ﬁelds 37 gas ﬂow, so-called bulk viscous eﬀects.
Accretion power in astrophysics by Juhan Frank, Andrew King, Derek Raine