An Introduction to Radio Astronomy: Volume 0, Part 0 3rd Edition Autor: Bernard F. Burke , Francis Graham-Smith
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Written by two prominent figures in radio astronomy, this well-established, graduate-level textbook is a thorough introduction to radio telescopes and techniques. It is an invaluable overview for students and researchers turning to radio astronomy for the first time. The first half of the book describes how radio telescopes work – from basic antennas and single aperture dishes through to full aperture-synthesis arrays. It includes reference material on the fundamentals of astrophysics and observing techniques. The second half of the book reviews radio observations of our galaxy, stars, pulsars, radio galaxies, quasars, and the cosmic microwave background. This third edition describes the applications of fundamental techniques to newly developing radio telescopes, including ATA, LOFAR, MWA, SKA, and ALMA, which all require an understanding of aspects specific to radio astronomy. Two entirely new chapters now cover cosmology, from the fundamental concepts to the most recent results of WMAP.
Spis tre?ci: Preface 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 Appendixes References Index.
dla: graduate students, academic researchers
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