Isolated Pulsars

Isolated Pulsars

by K. A. van Riper
     
 

The discovery of pulsars was the first confirmation of the existence of neutron stars. This book presents new observations and recent theoretical advances of neutron stars focusing on the physics, evolution, and emissions of neutron stars without stellar companions. Observational highlights include results from the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, ROSAT and GINGA, the…  See more details below

Overview

The discovery of pulsars was the first confirmation of the existence of neutron stars. This book presents new observations and recent theoretical advances of neutron stars focusing on the physics, evolution, and emissions of neutron stars without stellar companions. Observational highlights include results from the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, ROSAT and GINGA, the ASGAT and Whipple Observatory TeV experiments, and the Hubble Space Telescope. Theoretical contributions embody thermal and nonthermal emission mechanisms, properties of dense matter and the generation and evolution of magnetic fields. It will be useful to researchers working at the cutting edge of high-energy astrophysics.

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"...a nice collection of the latest observations, calculations, and ideas on isolated pulsars." Fred Seward, Science

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521434294
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.98(d)

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