Radio astronomy uses unique observational techniques and offers the only way to investigate many phenomena in the Universe. This book, by two founders of the field, presents both a clear introduction to radio telescopes and techniques, and a broad overview of the radio universe. The material in this new edition has been expanded and updated, reflecting the developments in the field over the last decade. New material reflects the increasing use of aperture synthesis and Very Long Baseline Interferometry, and the further exploitation of molecular spectral lines. A new chapter is devoted to the fundamentals of radiation and propagation theory. The second half of the book constitutes a review of radio observations of our Milky Way galaxy. Wide-ranging and clearly written, this book provides a thorough and up-to-date introduction to the subject for graduate students, and an invaluable overview for researchers turning to radio astronomy for the first time.
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'… this book is a clear and timely description of the current 'state of the art' on the subject … Written by two of the world's leading radio astronomers … the account is certainly authoritative … there is plenty here to interest and stimulate … If you are looking for an up-to-date review of radio astronomy, from the telescopes and techniques to the fabulous wonders of the Universe they reveal, then this is the book for you.' Geoff Macdonald, Astronomy Now
'The authors are to be praised … a broad coverage of topics … a comprehensive overview of the impact of radio astronomy on astrophysics.' Paul Hewett, Endeavour
'Two grand masters with insight, perspective and detailed knowledge, Bernard F. Burke and Francis Graham-Smith, have filled their sweeping An Introduction to Radio Astronomy with interesting titbits and intricate interconnections.' Carl Heiles, Physics Today
Second edition of this successful graduate textbook, by two founders of the field, providing both a clear introduction to radio telescopes and techniques, and a broad overview of the radio universe.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0521005175
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2002. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Introduction; 2. Radio telescopes as antennas; 3. Signal detection and noise; 4. Single-aperture radio telescopes; 5. The two-element interferometer; 6. Aperture synthesis; 7. Radiation, propagation and absorption of radio waves; 8. Galactic continuum radiation; 9. The interstellar medium; 10. Galactic dynamics; 11. Stars; 12. Pulsars; 13. Radio galaxies and quasars; 14. Cosmology and the cosmic microwave background; 15. Cosmology: discrete radio sources and gravitational lenses; 16. The place of radio in astronomy; Appendix A. Fourier transforms; Appendix B. Celestial coordinates, distance and time; Appendix C. The origins of radio astronomy; Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0521005175
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110521005175
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0521005175
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97805210051731.0