Award Date

8-1-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Committee Member

Daniel Proga

Second Committee Member

Zhaohuan Zhu

Third Committee Member

Stephen Lepp

Fourth Committee Member

Evangelos Yfantis

Number of Pages

42

Abstract

Motivated by the work done to explore the winds from hot stars (Lamers & Cassinelli 1999), we develop a method for self consistently calculating force multipliers for Type 1 and Type 2 active galactic nuclei (AGN), soft and hard start X-ray binaries (XRBs) spectral energy distributions (SEDs). We find that the ampflication to the radiation force can be as large as 100 even when the gas is highly ionized due to Fe and O ions. We discuss future efforts to incorporate these findings in magnetohydrodynamic simulations.

Keywords

active galactic nuclei; hydrodynamics; radiation

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy

Language

English


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