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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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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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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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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High-Sensitivity Radio Astronomy

Author: N. Jackson,R. J. Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521573504

Category: Science

Page: 303

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Enhanced sensitivity radio telescopes are producing dramatic results. An international conference was held in Jodrell Bank to take stock of these advances. This timely volume presents the review articles presented by a host of world experts who gathered at this meeting. We are shown how high sensitivity is advancing our understanding in radio spectral line analysis, radio continuum observations of galaxies, cosmology, pulsars, and radio emission from stars; what new and enhanced instruments are now available and those planned for the future. This volume provides graduate students and researchers with an up-to-date and wide-ranging review of the new and future research possible with high-sensitivity radio telescopes.
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X-ray Binaries

Author: Walter H. G. Lewin,Jan van Paradijs,Edward P. J. van den Heuvel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521599344

Category: Science

Page: 676

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X-ray binaries are stellar systems that combine one normal star (like our sun) and a smaller star, such as a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole. This timely text provides a comprehensive overview of the unique and varied behavior of these combinations. Fifteen specially-written chapters by a team of the world's foremost researchers in the field explore all aspects of the X-ray binaries, including the X-ray, ultraviolet, optical, and radio properties of these violent systems, and address key issues such as how these systems formed and what their fate might be. They also discuss X-ray bursts and quasi-periodic oscillations, the connections between millisecond radio pulsars and low-mass X-ray binaries, and how the magnetic field of a neutron star decays. This long-awaited review provides graduate students and researchers with the standard reference on X-ray binaries for many years to come.
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An Introduction to Close Binary Stars

Author: R. W. Hilditch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521798006

Category: Science

Page: 381

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This 2001 book was the first to provide a pedagogical and comprehensive introduction to binary stars for advanced students.
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Advanced Astrophysics

Author: Neb Duric

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521525718

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Graduate textbook in astrophysics.
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Astrophysics Processes

The Physics of Astronomical Phenomena

Author: Hale Bradt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469584

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Bridging the gap between physics and astronomy textbooks, this book provides step-by-step physical and mathematical development of fundamental astrophysical processes underlying a wide range of phenomena in stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy. The book has been written for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students, and its strong pedagogy ensures solid mastery of each process and application. It contains over 150 tutorial figures, numerous examples of astronomical measurements, and 201 exercises. Topics covered include the Kepler–Newton problem, stellar structure, binary evolution, radiation processes, special relativity in astronomy, radio propagation in the interstellar medium, and gravitational lensing. Applications presented include Jeans length, Eddington luminosity, the cooling of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the Sunyaev–Zeldovich effect, Doppler boosting in jets, and determinations of the Hubble constant. This text is a stepping stone to more specialized books and primary literature. Password-protected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521846561.
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Astrophysics for Physicists

Author: Arnab Rai Choudhuri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139486918

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Designed for teaching astrophysics to physics students at advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level, this textbook also provides an overview of astrophysics for astrophysics graduate students, before they delve into more specialized volumes. Assuming background knowledge at the level of a physics major, the textbook develops astrophysics from the basics without requiring any previous study in astronomy or astrophysics. Physical concepts, mathematical derivations and observational data are combined in a balanced way to provide a unified treatment. Topics such as general relativity and plasma physics, which are not usually covered in physics courses but used extensively in astrophysics, are developed from first principles. While the emphasis is on developing the fundamentals thoroughly, recent important discoveries are highlighted at every stage.
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Compact Stellar X-ray Sources

Author: Walter Lewin,Michiel van der Klis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139451774

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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X-ray astronomy is the prime available window on astrophysical compact objects: black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs. New observational opportunities have led to an explosion of knowledge in this field. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the astrophysics of compact objects that emit X-rays. Sixteen chapters written by the foremost experts in the field cover the observations and the astrophysical interpretation of these objects. Topics covered include binary systems, gamma ray burst sources, anomalous X-ray pulsars, super-soft sources, and enigmatic fast X-ray transients. Further chapters are dedicated to isolated neutron stars and the X-ray source populations of globular clusters. The properties of X-ray binaries are discussed in depth in chapters on quasi-periodic oscillations and related aperiodic X-ray variability, X-ray bursts, black holes, and relativistic jets. This is a valuable reference for both graduate students and active researchers.
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Advanced Stellar Astrophysics

Author: William K. Rose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521588331

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This advanced 1998 textbook on stellar astrophysics provides a comprehensive and self-contained introduction for graduate students.
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Telescopes and Techniques

An Introduction to Practical Astronomy

Author: C. R. Kitchin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447100239

Category: Science

Page: 258

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The modern aspiring astronomer is faced with a bewil dering choice of commercially produced telescopes, including all the designs considered in the preceding chapter. Yet only four decades ago the choice for a small telescope would have been between just a refrac tor and a Newtonian reflector. That change has come about because of the enormous interest that has grown in astronomy since the start of the space age and with the mind-boggling discoveries of the past 30 or 40 years. Except for some of the very small instruments which are unfortunately often heavily promoted in general mail order catalogues, camera shops and the like, the optical quality of these commercially pro duced telescopes is almost uniformly excellent. Although one product may be slightly better for some types of observation, or more suited to the personal cir cumstances of the observer, than another, most of them will provide excellent observing opportunities. The same general praise cannot be applied, however, to the mountings with which many of these telescopes are provided, and those problems are covered in Chapter 6.
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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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Cosmological Physics

Author: J. A. Peacock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521422703

Category: Science

Page: 682

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An eagerly-awaited, comprehensive and authoritative introduction to contemporary cosmology; for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
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An Introduction to Radio Astronomy

Author: Bernard F. Burke,Francis Graham-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052187808X

Category: Science

Page: 444

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This well-established, graduate-level textbook is a thorough introduction to radio telescopes and techniques for students and researchers new to the subject.
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An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

Author: Bradley W. Carroll,Dale A. Ostlie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108390242

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics is a comprehensive, well-organized and engaging text covering every major area of modern astrophysics, from the solar system and stellar astronomy to galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, and cosmology. Designed to provide students with a working knowledge of modern astrophysics, this textbook is suitable for astronomy and physics majors who have had a first-year introductory physics course with calculus. Featuring a brief summary of the main scientific discoveries that have led to our current understanding of the universe; worked examples to facilitate the understanding of the concepts presented in the book; end-of-chapter problems to practice the skills acquired; and computational exercises to numerically model astronomical systems, the second edition of An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics is the go-to textbook for learning the core astrophysics curriculum as well as the many advances in the field.
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Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems

Author: Ludmilla Kolokolova,James Hough,Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316298949

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Summarising the striking advances of the last two decades, this reliable introduction to modern astronomical polarimetry provides a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art techniques, models and research methods. Focusing on optical and near-infrared wavelengths, each detailed, up-to-date chapter addresses a different facet of recent innovations, including new instrumentation, techniques and theories; new methods based on laboratory studies, enabling the modelling of polarimetric characteristics for a wide variety of astronomical objects; emerging fields of polarimetric exploration, including proto-planetary and debris discs, icy satellites, transneptunian objects, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life; and unique results produced by space telescopes, and polarimeters aboard exploratory spacecraft. With contributions from an international team of accomplished researchers, this is an ideal resource for astronomers and researchers working in astrophysics, earth sciences, and remote sensing keen to learn more about this valuable diagnostic tool. The book is dedicated to the memory of renowned polarimetrist Tom Gehrels.
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Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics

Author: Clifford M. Will

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521439732

Category: Science

Page: 380

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This is a revised edition of a classic and highly regarded book, first published in 1981, describing the status of theory and experiment in general relativity. The book provides all the necessary theoretical background, and covers all the important experimental tests. A new chapter has been added to cover recent important experimental tests, and the bibliography has been brought right up to date. Reviews of the previous edition: ' … consolidates much of the literature on experimental gravity and should be invaluable to researchers in gravitation …' Science ' … a concise and meaty book … and a most useful reference work … researchers and serious students of gravitation should be pleased with it …' Nature
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