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Pulsar Astronomy

Pulsar Astronomy

Author: Andrew Lyne; Francis Graham-Smith
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge Astrophysics, no. 48.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

Extensively revised throughout, the fourth edition of this authoritative text provides a thorough introduction to pulsar astronomy, both for advanced students entering the field and established  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Lyne; Francis Graham-Smith
ISBN: 9780511844584 0511844581 9781107010147 1107010144
OCLC Number: 1170878456
Description: 1 online resource (374 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction and overview; 2. Neutron stars; 3. Telescopes and techniques; 4. The distances of the pulsars; 5. Pulsar timing; 6. Timing and astrometry of binary pulsars; 7. Timing irregularities; 8. The galactic population of pulsars; 9. The Crab and Vela pulsars; 10. Other young pulsars; 11. Millisecond and binary pulsars; 12. Accretion powered and thermal pulsars; 13. Magnetars; 14. Supernovae and their remains; 15. Integrated pulse profiles; 16. Individual radio pulses; 17. Location of the emitting regions; 18. Radiation processes; 19. The pulsar emission mechanisms; 20. Scintillation and scattering; 21. The interstellar magnetic field; 22. Achievements and prospects; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge Astrophysics, no. 48.
Responsibility: Andrew Lyne, Francis Graham-Smith.


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