An Introduction to Radio Astronomy by Bernard F. Burke,Francis Graham-Smith PDF

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By Bernard F. Burke,Francis Graham-Smith

ISBN-10: 052187808X

ISBN-13: 9780521878081

ISBN-10: 1107672600

ISBN-13: 9781107672604

Written by way of well-known figures in radio astronomy, this well-established, graduate-level textbook is a radical creation to radio telescopes and strategies. it's a useful evaluate for college students and researchers turning to radio astronomy for the 1st time. the 1st 1/2 the e-book describes how radio telescopes paintings - from simple antennas and unmarried aperture dishes via to complete aperture-synthesis arrays. It contains reference fabric at the basics of astrophysics and staring at innovations. the second one half the e-book stories radio observations of our galaxy, stars, pulsars, radio galaxies, quasars, and the cosmic microwave history. This 3rd variation describes the purposes of primary strategies to newly constructing radio telescopes, together with ATA, LOFAR, MWA, SKA, and ALMA, which all require an figuring out of features particular to radio astronomy. completely new chapters now conceal cosmology, from the elemental ideas to the newest result of WMAP.

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