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Stellar Polarimetry / Edition 1
     

Stellar Polarimetry / Edition 1

by David Clarke
 

ISBN-10: 3527408959

ISBN-13: 9783527408955

Pub. Date: 01/26/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Written by an experienced teacher and author, this must-have source for work with polarimetric equipment and polarimetry in astronomy conveys the knowledge of the technology and techniques needed to measure and interpret polarizations. As such, this monograph offers a brief introduction and refresher, while also covering in detail statistics and data treatment as

Overview

Written by an experienced teacher and author, this must-have source for work with polarimetric equipment and polarimetry in astronomy conveys the knowledge of the technology and techniques needed to measure and interpret polarizations. As such, this monograph offers a brief introduction and refresher, while also covering in detail statistics and data treatment as well as telescope optics.
For astronomers, physicists and those working in the optical industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527408955
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Pages:
431
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction and History
2 The Polarization Ellipse
3 The Algebra of Polarization
4 The Stokes Parameters
5 Polarization Statistics and Data Treatment
6 The Basics of Polarimetric Elements
7 Pre-Measurement Distortions
8 Polarimetric Principles and Instruments
9 Some Polarigenic Mechanisms
10 Interstellar Polarization
11 Binary Stars
12 Early-Type Stars
13 Late-Type Stars
14 General Stellar Variability

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