Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy

Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy

by D. R. Lorimer, M. Kramer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521828236

ISBN-13: 9780521828239

Pub. Date: 10/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Radio pulsars are rapidly rotating, highly magnetized neutron stars. This comprehensive book brings together key observational techniques, background information and a review of the latest results, including the recent discovery of a double pulsar system. Useful software tools are provided to analyze example data, made available on a related website. The work will be…  See more details below

Overview

Radio pulsars are rapidly rotating, highly magnetized neutron stars. This comprehensive book brings together key observational techniques, background information and a review of the latest results, including the recent discovery of a double pulsar system. Useful software tools are provided to analyze example data, made available on a related website. The work will be of great value to graduate students and researchers wishing to carry out and interpret a wide variety of radio pulsar observations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521828239
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers Series, #4
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Basic pulsar properties; 2. Pulsars as physical tools; 3. Theoretical background; 4. Instrumentation for pulsar observations; 5. Observing known pulsars; 6. Finding new pulsars; 7. Pulsar timing; 8. Beyond single radio dishes; Appendix.

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