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Magnetic acceleration of relativistic jets

@inproceedings{SSKomissarov2010MagneticAO,
  title={Magnetic acceleration of relativistic jets},
  author={S.S.Komissarov},
  year={2010}
}
This is a brief review of the recent developments in the theor y of magnetic acceleration of relativistic jets. We attempt to explain th e key results of this complex theory using basic physical arguments and simple calculations. Th e main focus is on the standard model, which describes steady-state axisymmetric ideal MH D flows. We argue that this model is over-restrictive and discuss various alternative s. 

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