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Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy - Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers 4 (Hardback)
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Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy - Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers 4 (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 09/12/2004
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Radio pulsars are rapidly rotating highly magnetized neutron stars. Studies of these fascinating objects have provided applications in solid-state physics, general relativity, galactic astronomy, astrometry, planetary physics and even cosmology. Most of these applications and much of what we know about neutron stars are derived from single-dish radio observations using state-of-the-art receivers and data acquisition systems. This comprehensive 2004 book is a unique resource that brings together the key observational techniques, background information and a review of results, including the 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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521828239
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm

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