Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers: Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy Series Number 4

Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers: Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy Series Number 4

Description

Radio pulsars are rapidly rotating highly magnetized neutron stars. Studies of these fascinating objects have provided applications in solid-state physics, general relativity, galactic astronomy, astrometry, planetary physics and even cosmology. Most of these applications and much of what we know about neutron stars are derived from single-dish radio observations using state-of-the-art receivers and data acquisition systems. This comprehensive 2004 book is a unique resource that brings together the key observational techniques, background information and a review of results, including the discovery of a double pulsar system. Useful software tools are provided which can be used to analyse example data, made available on a related website. This work will be of great value not only to graduate students but also to researchers wishing to carry out and interpret a wide variety of radio pulsar observations.


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Details

Author(s)
Michael Kramer, D. R. Lorimer
Format
Paperback | 312 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 18mm | 460g
Publication date
25 Oct 2012
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0521535344
ISBN13
9780521535342
Bestsellers rank
618,031