Pulsar Astronomy

Author: Andrew G. Lyne,Francis Graham-Smith,Sir Francis Graham-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521839549

Category: Science

Page: 309

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A thoroughly revised third edition, covering recent advances in the field and including an updated catalogue of all known pulsars.
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Pulsar Astronomy

Author: Andrew Lyne,Francis Graham-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107010144

Category: Science

Page: 345

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Now in its fourth edition, Pulsar Astronomy provides a thoroughly revised and updated introduction to the field of pulsar astronomy.
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Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy

Author: D. R. Lorimer,M. Kramer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521828239

Category: Science

Page: 301

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Radio pulsars are rapidly rotating highly magnetized neutron stars. This comprehensive book is a unique resource that brings together the key observational techniques, background information and a review of the latest results, including the recent 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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An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

Author: Bradley W. Carroll,Dale A. Ostlie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108422160

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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A comprehensive and engaging textbook, covering the entire astrophysics curriculum in one volume.
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Pulsars as Astrophysical Laboratories for Nuclear and Particle Physics

Author: Fridolin Weber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351420941

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 696

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Pulsars, generally accepted to be rotating neutron stars, are dense, neutron-packed remnants of massive stars that blew apart in supernova explosions. They are typically about 10 kilometers across and spin rapidly, often making several hundred rotations per second. Depending on star mass, gravity compresses the matter in the cores of pulsars up to more than ten times the density of ordinary atomic nuclei, thus providing a high-pressure environment in which numerous particle processes, from hyperon population to quark deconfinement to the formation of Boson condensates, may compete with each other. There are theoretical suggestions of even more ""exotic"" processes inside pulsars, such as the formation of absolutely stable strange quark matter, a configuration of matter even more stable than the most stable atomic nucleus, ^T56Fe. In the latter event, pulsars would be largely composed of pure quark matter, eventually enveloped in nuclear crust matter. These features combined with the tremendous recent progress in observational radio and x-ray astronomy make pulsars nearly ideal probes for a wide range of physical studies, complementing the quest of the behavior of superdense matter in terrestrial collider experiments. Written by an eminent author, Pulsars as Astrophysical Laboratories for Nuclear and Particle Physics gives a reliable account of the present status of such research, which naturally is to be performed at the interface between nuclear physics, particle physics, and Einstein's theory of relativity.
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High Time-Resolution Astrophysics

Author: Tariq Shahbaz,Jorge Casares Velázquez,Teodoro Muñoz Darias

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316856607

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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High time-resolution astrophysics (HTRA) involves measuring and studying astronomical phenomena on timescales of seconds to milliseconds. Although many areas of astronomy, such as X-ray astronomy and pulsar observations, have traditionally required high time-resolution studies, HTRA techniques are now being applied to optical, infrared and gamma-ray wavelength regimes, due to the development of high efficiency detectors and larger telescopes that can gather photons at a higher rate. With lectures from eminent scientists aimed at young researchers and postdoctorate students in observational astronomy and astrophysics, this volume gives a practical overview and introduction to the tools and techniques of HTRA. Just as multi-spectral observations of astrophysical phenomena are already yielding new scientific results, many astronomers are optimistic that exploring the time domain will open up an important new frontier in observational astronomy over the next decade.
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Astronomy Now

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronomy

Page: N.A

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Orion

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronomy

Page: N.A

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Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology

A Primer

Author: Peter Hoyng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402045212

Category: Science

Page: 291

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"This textbook offers a succint and self-contained introduction into general relativity and its main areas of application: compact objects, gravitational waves and cosmology."--Pref.
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An Introduction to Modern Stellar Astrophysics

Author: Dale A. Ostlie

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 822

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This exciting new text opens the entire field of modern astrophysics to the reader by using only the basic tools of physics. Designed for the junior- level astrophysics course, each topic is approached in the context of the major unresolved questions in astrophysics. The core chapters have been designed for a course in stellar structure and evolution, while the extended chapters provide additional coverage of the solar system, galactic structure, dynamics, evolution, and cosmology. * Two versions of this text are available: An Introduction to Modern Stellar Astrophysics, (Chapters 1-17), and An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, (Chapters 1-28). * Computer programs included with the text allow students to explore the physics of stars and galaxies. * In designing a curriculum, instructors can combine core and extended chapters with the optional advanced sections so as to meet their individual goals. * Up-to-date coverage of current astrophysical discoveries are included. * This text emphasizes computational physics, including computer problems and on-line programs. * This text also includes a selection of over 500 problems. For additional information and computer codes to be used
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High Energy Astrophysics: Volume 2, Stars, the Galaxy and the Interstellar Medium

Author: Malcolm S. Longair

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521435840

Category: Science

Page: 412

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What role does viscosity play in accretion discs? How do you calculate the 'glitch function' of a pulsar? And can strong shocks account for the energy spectrum of electrons in our Galaxy? These are just some of the exciting questions that Professor Longair uses to develop the physics needed by the astronomer and high energy astrophysicist. The highly acclaimed first edition of High Energy Astrophysics instantly established itself as a classic in the teaching of contemporary astronomy. Reflecting the immense interest and developments in the subject, Professor Longair has developed the second edition into three texts; in this second volume he provides a comprehensive discussion of the high energy astrophysics of stars, the Galaxy and the interstellar medium. He develops an understanding for the essential physics with an elegance and infectious enthusiasm for which his teaching is internationally renowned, illustrating the issues throughout with results from forefront research. This book takes the student with a knowledge of physics and mathematics at the undergraduate level - but not necessarily with training in astronomy - to the point where current astronomical research can be understood.
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High Energy Astrophysics

Author: Malcolm S. Longair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 861

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Providing students with an in-depth account of the astrophysics of high energy phenomena in the Universe, the third edition of this well-established textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in high energy astrophysics. This new edition has been completely rewritten, consolidating the previous editions into one volume. It covers the most recent discoveries in areas such as gamma-ray bursts, ultra-high energy cosmic rays and ultra-high energy gamma rays. The topics have been rearranged and streamlined to make them more applicable to a wide range of different astrophysical problems. Building on the concepts and techniques taught in standard undergraduate courses, this textbook provides the astronomical and astrophysical background for students to explore more advanced topics. Special emphasis is given to the underlying physical principles of high energy astrophysics, helping students to understand the essential physics. "The third edition of High Energy Astrophysics is a remarkable gem. It is written in the clear, lucid style that characterises Professor Longair's monographs and displays an admirable balance between breadth and depth. It would serve equally well as a textbook for a graduate-level course or a reference work for the practicing astrophysicist." Bradley M. Peterson, Professor and Chair of Astronomy, The Ohio State University "This is a great book for students and researchers alike. It is up to date and covers the exciting new developments in high energy astrophysics. It will be on my shelf at arm's reach." Dr Neil Gehrels, Chief, Astroparticle Physics Laboratory, NASA/GSFC "The text conveys the excitement of the progress being made in both observational and computational astronomy and ably describes the physical processes involved before educating the reader on a comprehensive list of frontier research topics. The new edition is an essential purchase for all physicists and astronomers." Richard Ellis, Steele Professor of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology "The book is really a treasure for any student or teacher interested in astrophysics. It is very up to date and synoptically covers the whole field of high energy astrophysics. I will use the book for my lectures as soon as I can!" Gunther Hasinger, Scientific Director, Max-Planck-Institut for Plasmaphysik
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High energy astronomy and astrophysics

proceedings of the International Colloquium on Perspectives of High Energy Astronomy and Astrophysics to commemorate the golden jubilee year of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, August 12-17, 1996

Author: P. C. Agrawal,P. R. Vishwanath

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nuclear astrophysics

Page: 429

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This book contains a collection of papers by about thirty contibutors in the proceedings perspectives in High Energy Astronomy: An International colloquium to Commemorate the Golden Jubilee of TIFR.
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Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis

Author: Sean G. Ryan,Andrew J. Norton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521133203

Category: Nature

Page: 236

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An ideal bridging text for astrophysics and physics majors looking to move on from the introductory texts.
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Pulsar astronomy, 2000 and beyond

IAU Colloquium, 177 : proceedings of a conference held at the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany, 30 August-3 September, 1999

Author: Michael Kramer,N. Wex,R. Wielebinski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781583810293

Category: Science

Page: 752

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Annotation These papers, collected from the August 1999 conference, address issues such as emission properties, the evolution of pulsar populations, accurate timing observations, the nature of AXPs and Magnetars, the use of pulsars to study the interstellar medium, pulsars as probes of General Relativity, and the numerous theoretical interpretations of the pulsar phenomena. Contributors include astronomers and physicists from around the world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Pulsar Astrophysics (IAU S337)

The Next 50 Years

Author: Patrick Weltevrede,Benetge B. P. Perera,Lina Levin Preston,Sotiris Sanidas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107192539

Category: Science

Page: 500

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Ever since their discovery in 1967, pulsars and neutron stars have provided an unprecedented opportunity to study the extremes of physics. This started with the very rapid identification of pulsars as rotating neutron stars with extremely strong magnetic fields and, selecting just a few highlights from the following decades, was followed by the discovery of the Hulse-Taylor binary, millisecond pulsars, the first pulsars in globular clusters, the pulsar planets and the double pulsar. In the last decade alone, we have made some amazing discoveries and observations with an impact across all areas of astronomy. With these proceedings of IAU Symposium 337, the 50th anniversary of the discovery of pulsars is celebrated by reflecting on what we have learned from these remarkable physical laboratories and by casting our eyes forward to the exciting opportunities they will provide for physical and astrophysical studies in the coming decades.
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Isolated Pulsars

Author: K. A. van Riper,Richard I. Epstein,C. Ho

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521434294

Category: Science

Page: 438

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The discovery of pulsars was the first confirmation of the existence of neutron stars. This book presents new observations and recent theoretical advances of neutron stars focusing on the physics, evolution, and emissions of neutron stars without stellar companions. Observational highlights include results from the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, ROSAT and GINGA, the ASGAT and Whipple Observatory TeV experiments, and the Hubble Space Telescope. Theoretical contributions embody thermal and nonthermal emission mechanisms, properties of dense matter and the generation and evolution of magnetic fields. It will be useful to researchers working at the cutting edge of high-energy astrophysics.
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Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics

Author: Martin V. Zombeck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139459503

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Fully updated and including data from space-based observations, this Third Edition is a comprehensive compilation of the facts and figures relevant to astronomy and astrophysics. As well as a vast number of tables, graphs, diagrams and formulae it also includes a comprehensive index and bibliography, allowing readers to easily find the information they require. The book contains information covering a diverse range of topics in addition to astronomy and astrophysics, including atomic physics, nuclear physics, relativity, plasma physics, electromagnetism, mathematics, probability and statistics, and geophysics. This handbook contains the most frequently used information in modern astrophysics, and will be an essential reference for graduate students, researchers and professionals working in astronomy and the space sciences. A website with links to extensive supplementary information and databases can be found at www.cambridge.org/9780521782425.
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