David Merritt summarizes the theoretical work of the last three decades on the evolution of galactic nuclei, the formation of massive black holes, and the interaction between black holes and stars. He explores in depth such important topics as observations of galactic nuclei, dynamical models, weighing black holes, motion near supermassive black holes, evolution of nuclei due to gravitational encounters, loss cone theory, and binary supermassive black holes. Self-contained and up-to-date, the textbook includes a summary of the current literature and previously unpublished work by the author.
For researchers working on active galactic nuclei, galaxy evolution, and the generation of gravitational waves, this book will be an essential resource.
Every part of the book has been thoroughly overhauled, and many sections have been completely rewritten. Many new topics are covered, including N-body simulation methods, black holes in stellar systems, linear stability and response theory, and galaxy formation in the cosmological context. Binney and Tremaine, two of the world's leading astrophysicists, use the tools of theoretical physics to describe how galaxies and other stellar systems work, succinctly and lucidly explaining theoretical principles and their applications to observational phenomena. They provide readers with an understanding of stellar dynamics at the level needed to reach the frontiers of the subject.
This new edition of the classic text is the definitive introduction to the field.
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Designed to help students and new counselors acquire multicultural counseling competence, this book includes self-development opportunities for fostering awareness, knowledge, and the skills necessary for understanding cultural makeup, understanding others of diverse identities and experiences, and engaging in facilitative counseling relationships. Expanding on the features that made the first two editions widely popular, this revision provides a closer look at how to apply the information in practice through an expanded number of case studies and “Voices from the Field” features. The new edition includes additional information on ethics in multicultural counseling and operationalization of the 2015 multicultural and social justice counseling competencies; increases the focus on international and refugee populations and immigration issues; and provides additional coverage on alternative counseling approaches with multicultural competencies.
Originally published in 1988.
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