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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High Time-Resolution Astrophysics

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107181097

Category: Science

Page: 220

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"This is a basic introduction to the physics of compact objects in the context of High Time Resolution Astrophysics (HTRA)"--
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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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Interstellar Magnetic Fields

Observation and Theory Proceedings of a Workshop, Held at Scholß Ringberg, Tegernsee, September 8–12, 1986

Author: Rainer Beck,Roland Gräve

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642726216

Category: Science

Page: 274

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Proceedings of a Workshop, Held at Schloß Ringberg, September 8-12, 1986
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rotation and Accretion Powered Pulsars

Author: Pranab Ghosh

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812708464

Category: Neutron stars

Page: 792

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This book is an introduction to pulsars, a key area in high energy astrophysics with continuing potential for fundamental discoveries. Throughout the book runs the unifying thread of the evolutionary link between rotation-powered pulsars and accretion-powered pulsars OCo a milestone of modern astrophysics. Early textbooks on pulsars dealt almost entirely with rotation-powered ones, while accounts of pulsars in volumes on X-ray binaries focused almost exclusively on accretion-powered ones. This is the first textbook to treat these two kinds of pulsars simultaneously with equal importance, stressing the fact that both are rotating, magnetic neutron stars, operating under different conditions during different parts of their lives. It describes the observational properties of both kinds of pulsars, summarizes our physical understanding of these properties, and pays detailed attention to the physics of superdense matter which neutron stars are composed of, as well as to the superfluidity which is expected to occur in neutron stars. Evolution from rotation-power to accretion-power, and vice versa, are carefully described. The effects of the strong magnetic fields of neutron stars on themselves, their emission properties, and their environments are discussed, as are the origin and evolution of such magnetic fields. Also treated is the superbly accurate verification of Einstein''s theory of general relativity through timing studies of binary pulsars, which led to the award of the Nobel Prize to Hulse and Taylor in 1993. On each topic, the book starts with simple, basic physical concepts, and builds up the exposition to the point where the latest and most exciting developments become accessible to the reader."
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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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The Early Years of Radio Astronomy

Reflections Fifty Years After Jansky's Discovery

Author: W. T. Sullivan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521616027

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Recollection by pioneers in radio astronomy, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of extraterrestrial radio emission in 1933.
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Exploring the X-ray Universe

Author: Frederick D. Seward,Philip A. Charles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139491539

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Capturing the excitement and accomplishments of X-ray astronomy, this second edition now includes a broader range of astronomical phenomena and dramatic new results from the most powerful X-ray telescopes. Covering all areas of astronomical research, ranging from the smallest to the largest objects, from neutron stars to clusters of galaxies, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate students. Each chapter starts with the basic aspects of the topic, explores the history of discoveries, and examines in detail modern observations and their significance. This new edition has been updated with results from the most recent space-based instruments, including ROSAT, BeppoSAX, ASCA, Chandra, and XMM. New chapters cover X-ray emission processes, the interstellar medium, the Solar System, and gamma-ray bursts. The text is supported by over 300 figures, with tables listing the properties of the sources, and more specialized technical points separated in boxes.
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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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Physics of the Jovian Magnetosphere

Author: A. J. Dessler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521520065

Category: Science

Page: 564

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A valuable reference work for those doing research in magnetospheric physics and related disciplines.
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