A brief overview of jets and their central drivers is presented, with a focus on accreting black hole systems. In particular, scaling relations that elucidate some basic properties of the engines are derived, and the implications for the associated outflows are discussed. The kinematics and dynamics of relativistic jets in various systems and the dissipation of their bulk energy is considered, with an emphasis on consequences of recent observations. Also considered is the interaction of the jets with their environment. Comments on multi-messenger probes are made at the end.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Modern Physics D|
|State||Published - Jun 2010|
- gamma-ray bursts