• Y. Liu

      Articles written in Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

    • Praface

      J. H. Fan G. E. Romero Z. Shen A. C. Gupta Y. Liu

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    • The Relationship between Radio Luminosity and Core-Dominance Parameter for XBLs

      Yong-Xiang Wang Y. Liu Fei-Peng Pi Jiang-He Yang

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      In this work, we investigate the correlation between the luminosity and the core-dominance parameter for a sample of X-ray selected BL Lacertae objects (XBLs), and found that the extended luminosity is strongly anti-correlated with the core-dominance parameter while the core (or the total) luminosity is not correlated with the core-dominance parameter. If this is the case, then we can expect that the lower extended luminosity XBLs and their core luminosity is relatively higher. This can be explained by a relativistic beaming model since in this case, the viewing angle is smaller and the emissions dominate the extended emissions. Therefore, the anti-correlation is in fact the result of the relativistic beaming model.

    • Variability of Blazars

      J. H. Fan Y. Liu Y. Li Q. F. Zhang J. Tao O. Kurtanidze

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      Variability is one of the characteristics of blazars. The rapid variability is superposed on the long term variation. In this work, the variability on different time scales, such as intra-day (IDV), short-term (STV) and long-term (LTV) variations are presented for some sources. We also presented our own observations of some selected objects, for which the historical data were compiled for periodicity analysis using several methods. The parameters of the binary black hole system OJ 287 are determined.

    • Methods for the Quasi-Periodic Variability Analysis in Blazars

      Y. Liu J. H. Fan H. G. Wang G. G. Deng

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      In this work, four methods are introduced to analyse the unevenly sampled data. The four methods are power spectral density, autocorrelation function, structure function and Jurkevich method. Some interesting mathematical links are derived amongst the four methods. These links show that the four methods have the same performance. For the Jurkevich method, the effect of the width of bins is apparent. If the width is half the time scale, the method has better performance.

    • Astronomy Education for Physics Students

      J. H. Fan J. S. Zhang J. Y. Zhang Y. Liu H. G. Wang

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      Astronomy is a very interesting subject for undergraduate students studying physics. In this paper, we report astronomy education for undergraduate students in the Physics Department of Guangzhou University, and how we are teaching astronomy to the students. Astrophysics has been rapidly developing since 1994, when the center for astrophysics was founded. Now, astrophysics has become a key subject in Guangdong Province, and the Astronomy Science and Technology Research Laboratory one of the key laboratories of the Department of Education of the Guangdong Province. Many undergraduate students, working under the tutorship of faculty members completed their thesis at the Center for Astrophysics in Guangzhou.

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      J. H. Fan Y. Liu A. C. Gupta Z. Q. Shen

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    • Relativistic Beaming Effect in Fermi Blazars

      J. H. Fan D. Bastieri J. H. Yang Y. Liu D. X. Wu S. H. Li

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      The most identified sources observed by Fermi/LAT are blazars, based on which we can investigate the emission mechanisms and beaming effect in the 𝛾-ray bands for blazars. Here, we used the compiled around 450 Fermi blazars with the available X-ray observations to estimate their Doppler factors and compared them with the integral 𝛾-ray luminosity in the range of 1–100 GeV. It is interesting that the integral 𝛾-ray luminosity is closely correlated with the estimated Doppler factor, log 𝑣𝛾 𝐿𝑣𝛾 = (2.95 ± 0.09) log 𝛿 + 43.59 ± 0.08 for the whole sample. When the dependence of the correlation between them and the X-ray luminosity is removed, the correlation is still strong, which suggests that the 𝛾-ray emissions are strongly beamed.

    • Possible Lognormal Distribution of Fermi-LAT Data of OJ 287

      G. G. Deng Y. Liu J. H. Fan H. G. Wang

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      OJ 287 is a BL Lac object at redshift 𝑧 = 0.306 that has shown double-peaked bursts at regular intervals of 12 yr during the last 40 yr according to previous research. Some of the AGN 𝛾 ray power density shows a white noise process, while some others shows a red noise process. Some AGN flux presents normal or log-normal distribution. The two processes have an intrinsic relationship with centre black hole emission mechanism. We present the results of the analysis of the Fermi-LAT data. We review some problems concerning the random process.

    • Astronomy Education Project for Guangdong High Schools

      F. P. Pi K. Y. Guan J. Wang H. G. Wang Y. Liu J. H. Fan

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      Guangdong province is an active area in China for astronomy education and popularization. The current status and problems of astronomy education in high schools are reviewed. To tackle these problems, an astronomy education project for high school teachers and students was initiated by Guangzhou University in 2013. The purpose and key points of the projects are introduced in this paper.

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