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Paper: Relativistic Effects in the Structure and Dynamics of Extragalactic Jets
Volume: 386, Extragalactic Jets: Theory and Observation from Radio to Gamma Ray
Page: 417
Authors: Martí, J.-M.
Abstract: There is wide consensus that extragalactic jets are relativistic at parsec scales and that relativistic speeds extend up to kiloparsec scales at least in the most powerful sources. I will summarize the basic relativistic effects in the morphology and dynamics of large scale jets. Numerical simulations of archetypal examples of FRI and FRII jets will be presented.

At parsec scales, intrinsic relativistic effects from the jet/ambient interaction through the growth of Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities can also give rise to distinct observable features. I will focuss on recent high resolution numerical simulations on the stability of relativistic jets and the implications in the long term evolution and the generation of transversal structure.

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