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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Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with Pulsar Timing Arrays

Author: Chiara M. F. Mingarelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319184016

Category: Science

Page: 119

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This Ph.D. thesis from the University of Birmingham UK opens new research avenues in the use of Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs) to study populations of super-massive black hole binaries through gravitational-wave observations. Chiara Mingarelli's work has shown for the first time that PTAs can yield information about the non-linear dynamics of the gravitational field. This is possible because PTAs capture, at the same time, radiation from the same source emitted at stages of its binary evolution that are separated by thousands of years. Dr. Mingarelli, who is the recipient of a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, has also been amongst the pioneers of the technique that will allow us to probe the level of anisotropy of the diffuse gravitational-wave background radiation from the whole population of super-massive black hole binaries in the Universe. Indeed, future observations will provide us with hints about the distribution of galaxies harboring massive black holes and insights into end products of hierarchical mergers of galaxies.
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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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Einführung in die Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie

Author: Peter Schneider

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540305890

Category: Science

Page: 452

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In diesem kompetent geschriebenen Lehrbuch wird, ausgehend von der Beschreibung unserer Milchstraße, die Astronomie der Galaxien und ihrer großräumigen Verteilung eingehend dargestellt und schließlich im kosmologischen Kontext diskutiert. Aufbauend auf eine Einführung in die moderne beobachtende und theoretische Kosmologie wird die Entstehung von Strukturen und astronomischen Objekten im frühen Universum besprochen.
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Schwarze Löcher

Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Thomas Filk

Author: Jean-Pierre Luminet

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322850145

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

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Schwarze Löcher sind die wohl faszinierendsten Objekte, die die moderne Astronomie gefunden hat. Sie sind bereits zur Legende geworden, und es ranken sich Mythen und Fantasien um sie. Sind sie wirklich die Monster im Weltall, die die Sterne und alles um sich herum bedrohen, oder sind sie nur theoretische Modelle, die aus der Relativitätstheorie entspringen, aber nie eine Chance haben, entdeckt zu werden. Auf dem Weg zur Beantwortung dieser Fragen nimmt uns der Autor mit auf eine faszinierende Reise durch Raum und Zeit. Er erklärt, wie Sterne geboren werden, aufleuchten und schließlich sterben. Er führt uns in die seltsame Welt der Supernovae, Röntgensterne und Quasare. Wir reisen bis ans Ende des Universums und an die Grenzen der modernen Physik. Neben den beiden französischen Auflagen liegt bereits auch eine englische Auflage vor. Rezension in "Sirius" Nr.1 S.6 (...) Über schwarze Löcher ist schon viel geschrieben worden doch das vorliegende Buch darf von sich in Anspruch nehmen, daß es wohl zu der kleinen Schar derjenigen Werke zu zählen ist, die zum Verständnis schwarzer Löcher enorm beitragen können. (...) (...) Das Buch ist in einer fesselnden Art geschrieben, was auch ein Verdienst der deutschen Übersetzung ist, do daß man kaum noch zu lesen aufhören kann. (...)
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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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Clocks in the Sky

The Story of Pulsars

Author: Geoff McNamara

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387765624

Category: Science

Page: 190

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Pulsars are rapidly spinning neutron stars, the collapsed cores of once massive stars that ended their lives as supernova explosions. In this book, Geoff McNamara explores the history, subsequent discovery and contemporary research into pulsar astronomy. The story of pulsars is brought right up to date with the announcement in 2006 of a new breed of pulsar, Rotating Radio Transients (RRATs), which emit short bursts of radio signals separated by long pauses. These may outnumber conventional radio pulsars by a ratio of four to one. Geoff McNamara ends by pointing out that, despite the enormous success of pulsar research in the second half of the twentieth century, the real discoveries are yet to be made including, perhaps, the detection of the hypothetical pulsar black hole binary system by the proposed Square Kilometre Array - the largest single radio telescope in the world.
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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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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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Theoretische Konzepte der Physik

Eine alternative Betrachtung

Author: Malcolm S. Longair

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642761119

Category: Science

Page: 380

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"Dies ist kein Lehrbuch der theoretischen Physik, auch kein Kompendium der Physikgeschichte ... , vielmehr eine recht anspruchsvolle Sammlung historischer Miniaturen zur Vergangenheit der theoretischen Physik - ihrer "Sternstunden", wenn man so will. Frei vom Zwang, etwas Erschöpfendes vorlegen zu müssen, gelingt dem Autor etwas Seltenes: einen "lebendigen" Zugang zum Ideengebäude der modernen Physik freizulegen, ... zu zeigen, wie Physik in praxi entsteht... Als Vehikel seiner Absichten dienen dem Autor geschichtliche Fallstudien, insgesamt sieben an der Zahl. Aus ihnen extrahiert er das seiner Meinung nach Lehrhafte, dabei bestrebt, mathematische Anachronismen womöglich zu vermeiden... Als Student hätte ich mir diese gescheiten Essays zum Werden unserer heutigen physikalischen Weltsicht gewünscht. Sie sind originell, didaktisch klug und genieren sich auch nicht, von der Faszination zu sprechen, die ... von der Physik ausgeht. Unnötig darauf hinzuweisen, das sie ein gründliches "konventionelles" Studium weder ersetzen wollen noch können, sie vermögen aber, dazu zu ermuntern." #Astronomische Nachrichten (zur englischen Ausgabe)#1
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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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Einführung in die moderne Kosmologie

Author: Andrew Liddle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527670920

Category: Science

Page: 217

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Dank sich stets verbessernder boden- und weltraumgestützter Teleskope stehen der Kosmologie inzwischen Daten zur Verfügung, die Rückschlüsse auf immer frühere Phasen des Universums und Vergleiche mit Modellvorstellungen erlauben. Daher gewinnt die Kosmologie in den Astronomiekursen der Universitäten beständig an Wichtigkeit. Die "Einführung in die Moderne Kosmologie" ist eine anschauliche und leicht verständliche Darstellung moderner kosmologischer Konzepte, die neben zahlreichen Beispielen und Übungsaufgaben auch Hinweise und Endergebnisse enthält, sodass das Erlernte sofort ausprobiert und kontrolliert werden kann. Das Buch ist klar eingeteilt und behandelt in sechs separaten Kapiteln Themen für Fortgeschrittene, darunter relativistische Kosmologie und Neutrino-Kosmologie. Die vorliegende Übersetzung der zweiten Auflage wurde wesentlich ergänzt und erweitert und umfasst neueste Beobachtungsergebnisse sowie zusätzliches Material zur empirischen Kosmologie und Strukturbildung.
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