Conference proceedings to appear in "The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei", ed. L. C. Ho and J.-M. Wang (San Francisco: ASP), invited talk.
astro-ph/0701100

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THEORY OF WINDS IN AGNs

Daniel Proga


Department of Physics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA


Abstract. I present a brief review of theory of winds in active galactic nuclei (AGN). Magnetic, radiation, and thermal driving likely operate in AGN. In many cases, it is difficult to distinguish, both from observational and theoretical point of view, which of these wind driving mechanisms dominates in producing winds. Therefore, I focus on specific theoretical predictions which could help to improve our understanding of the physics of AGN winds.


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

DRIVING MECHANISMS
Thermal Driving
Radiation Pressure Driving
Magnetic Driving

CONCLUDING REMARKS

REFERENCES

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