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An introduction to radio astronomy

Author: Bernard F Burke; Francis Graham-Smith
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Radio astronomy uses unique observational techniques and in this guide to the subject the authors trace the history and development of the science. They show how it works and what can be observed through the most modern equipment available.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard F Burke; Francis Graham-Smith
ISBN: 9780521878081 052187808X 9781107672604 1107672600
OCLC Number: 422764980
Description: xii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The nature of the radio signal --
3. Signals, noise, radiometers, and spectrometers --
4. Single-aperture radio telescopes --
5. The two-element interferometer --
6. Aperture synthesis --
7. Radiation, propagation, and absorption of radio waves --
8. The local universe --
9. The interstellar medium --
10. Galactic dynamics --
11. Stars --
12. Pulsars --
13. Radio galaxies and quasars --
14. Cosmology fundamentals --
15. The angular structure of the CMB --
16. Cosmology : discrete radio sources and gravitational lensing --
17. The future of radio astronomy --
Appendices --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Bernard F. Burke and Francis Graham-Smith.
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