Astronomical Time Series: Proceedings of The Florence and George Wise Observatory 25th Anniversary Symposium held in Tel-Aviv, Israel, 30 December 1996-1 January 1997 / Edition 1
  • Astronomical Time Series: Proceedings of The Florence and George Wise Observatory 25th Anniversary Symposium held in Tel-Aviv, Israel, 30 December 1996-1 January 1997 / Edition 1
  • Astronomical Time Series: Proceedings of The Florence and George Wise Observatory 25th Anniversary Symposium held in Tel-Aviv, Israel, 30 December 1996-1 January 1997 / Edition 1
  • Astronomical Time Series: Proceedings of The Florence and George Wise Observatory 25th Anniversary Symposium held in Tel-Aviv, Israel, 30 December 1996-1 January 1997 / Edition 1
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Astronomical Time Series: Proceedings of The Florence and George Wise Observatory 25th Anniversary Symposium held in Tel-Aviv, Israel, 30 December 1996-1 January 1997 / Edition 1

by Dan Maoz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792347064

ISBN-13: 9780792347064

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

These are the proceedings of a symposium devoted to astronomical time series. With the rising quantity, quality, and variety of temporal data, increasingly higher levels of sophistication are required of astronomers analyzing time series. Many of the central questions in astrophysics hinge on their measurement and analysis. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss

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These are the proceedings of a symposium devoted to astronomical time series. With the rising quantity, quality, and variety of temporal data, increasingly higher levels of sophistication are required of astronomers analyzing time series. Many of the central questions in astrophysics hinge on their measurement and analysis. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss some of the many recent applications, discoveries, problems and techniques of astronomical time series, and to bring to light the similarity of time series problems arising in different sub-disciplines.
Contributions by some of the foremost experts in astronomical time series include the fields of general mathematical and statistical techniques, interacting binaries, planet searches, pulsars, gravitational lensing, and active galactic nuclei. The volume is a unique interdisciplinary compilation on the topic of astronomical time series, and is suitable as a graduate-level introduction to the various topics, as well as a reference for time-series related work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792347064
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series, #218
Edition description:
1997
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Participants
Astronomical Time Series Analysis: New Methods for Studying Periodic and Aperiodic Systems1
Time Series Analysis from a Statistical Viewpoint13
Observations of Millisecond Pulsars on Time Scales from 10 Nanoseconds to 10 Years25
Microlensing: Current Results and Future Prospects37
Image Subtraction in Time Series Analysis: Application to Microlensing and Light Echoes49
Desperately Seeking Non-Gaussianity: The Light Curve of 0957+56161
The Q0957+561 Time Delay, Quasar Structure, and Microlensing73
Reverberation Mapping and the Physics of Active Galactic Nuclei85
Echo Mapping of X-ray Binaries and Active Galactic Nuclei109
Kilohertz Quasi-Periodic Oscillations in Low-Mass X-Ray Binaries121
Radial Velocity Detections of Extra-Solar Planets133
Time and Quantum Measurement145
Concluding Remarks157
Is AGN Variability Correlated with Other AGN Properties? ZDCF Analysis of Small Samples of Sparse Light Curves163
Tests of Irregularly Sampled Stochastic Time Series for AGN167
Measuring Variability in the Presence of Noise171
Wavelet Transforms of Flickering Light Curves in Cataclysmic Variables175
Fast Computation of Trigonometric Sums with Applications to the Frequency Analysis of Astronomical Data179
Period Search: Comparison of the New and Old Methods183
Analyzing the X-Ray Variability of Cygnus X-1187
Far Ultraviolet Rapid HST Photometry of U Gem in Outburst and WZ Sge in Quiescence191
The New Ultrashort-Period Cataclysmic Variable: RX J0757.0+6306195
Permanent Superhumps in Nova V1974 Cyg 1992199
Nova V1974 Cygni 1992: Variability of the Spectra in the Nebular Phase203
On the Short-Time Scale Evolutionary History of Contact Binary VW Cephei207
Statistics of Cataclysmic Variables from the "Highly Evolved Close Binary Systems" Catalog211
Nova Aquilae 1995 - A Photometric Resemblance to Intermediate Polars215
The Analysis of Three Novae: Old Novae Q Cyg, DI Lac, and N Cyg 1992 = V1974 Cyg219
What is the Magnetic Field of the DQ Herculis Binaries?223
Application of Frequency Analysis in Searches for Planets around Pulsars227
The Planetary Companions to PSR B1257+12231
Period Variations in Six Galactic Cepheids235
Optical-to-Radio Time Delay in the Gravitationally Lensed QSO 0957+561239
Reverberation Mapping of High Luminosity AGN243
Reverberation Modeling of the Broad Emission Line Region in NGC 5548247
Principal Component Analysis of the C IV [lambda]1549 Emission Line in Active Galactic Nuclei251
X-ray Variability and Spectral Scaling: A measure of BLR sizes in AGN255
Variable High Energy Emission of Blazars259
Analyzing X-ray Variability by State Space Models265
OJ 287: Wavelet Analysis of the 3-year light curve269
Timescales of Optical Continuum Variability in NGC 4151273
The X-ray Variability Properties of PG Quasars: New ROSAT/HRI Results277
Auto- and Cross-Correlations of Gamma Ray Burst Time Series281
TAUVEX and its Contribution to Time Series Studies285
Author Index291

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