Pulsar Astronomy

Author: Andrew Lyne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107010147
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Science

Now in its fourth edition, Pulsar Astronomy provides a thoroughly revised and updated introduction to the field of pulsar astronomy.

Pulsar Astronomy

Author: Andrew G. Lyne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521839548
Release Date: 2006-01-30
Genre: Science

A thoroughly revised third edition, covering recent advances in the field and including an updated catalogue of all known pulsars.

Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy

Author: D. R. Lorimer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521828236
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Science

Radio pulsars are rapidly rotating highly magnetized neutron stars. This comprehensive book is a unique resource that brings together the 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 which can be used to analyse example data, made available on a related website. This work will be of great value not only to graduate students but also to researchers wishing to carry out and interpret a wide variety of radio pulsar observations.


Author: Richard N. Manchester
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
ISBN: 0716703580
Release Date: 1977
Genre: Pulsars

An Introduction to Radio Astronomy

Author: Bernard F. Burke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521878081
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Science

This well-established, graduate-level textbook is a thorough introduction to radio telescopes and techniques for students and researchers new to the subject.

Pulsar Astrophysics IAU S337

Author: Patrick Weltevrede
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107192536
Release Date: 2018-06-30
Genre: Science

Ever since their discovery in 1967, pulsars and neutron stars have provided an unprecedented opportunity to study the extremes of physics. This started with the very rapid identification of pulsars as rotating neutron stars with extremely strong magnetic fields and, selecting just a few highlights from the following decades, was followed by the discovery of the Hulse-Taylor binary, millisecond pulsars, the first pulsars in globular clusters, the pulsar planets and the double pulsar. In the last decade alone, we have made some amazing discoveries and observations with an impact across all areas of astronomy. With these proceedings of IAU Symposium 337, the 50th anniversary of the discovery of pulsars is celebrated by reflecting on what we have learned from these remarkable physical laboratories and by casting our eyes forward to the exciting opportunities they will provide for physical and astrophysical studies in the coming decades.

X ray Binaries

Author: Walter H. G. Lewin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521599342
Release Date: 1997-01-16
Genre: Science

X-ray binaries are stellar systems that combine one normal star (like our sun) and a smaller star, such as a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole. This timely text provides a comprehensive overview of the unique and varied behavior of these combinations. Fifteen specially-written chapters by a team of the world's foremost researchers in the field explore all aspects of the X-ray binaries, including the X-ray, ultraviolet, optical, and radio properties of these violent systems, and address key issues such as how these systems formed and what their fate might be. They also discuss X-ray bursts and quasi-periodic oscillations, the connections between millisecond radio pulsars and low-mass X-ray binaries, and how the magnetic field of a neutron star decays. This long-awaited review provides graduate students and researchers with the standard reference on X-ray binaries for many years to come.

High Sensitivity Radio Astronomy

Author: N. Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521573505
Release Date: 1997-01-28
Genre: Science

Enhanced sensitivity radio telescopes are producing dramatic results. An international conference was held in Jodrell Bank to take stock of these advances. This timely volume presents the review articles presented by a host of world experts who gathered at this meeting. We are shown how high sensitivity is advancing our understanding in radio spectral line analysis, radio continuum observations of galaxies, cosmology, pulsars, and radio emission from stars; what new and enhanced instruments are now available and those planned for the future. This volume provides graduate students and researchers with an up-to-date and wide-ranging review of the new and future research possible with high-sensitivity radio telescopes.

An Introduction to Close Binary Stars

Author: R. W. Hilditch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521798000
Release Date: 2001-03-12
Genre: Science

This 2001 book was the first to provide a pedagogical and comprehensive introduction to binary stars for advanced students.

Compact Stellar X ray Sources

Author: Walter Lewin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139451772
Release Date: 2006-04-06
Genre: Science

X-ray astronomy is the prime available window on astrophysical compact objects: black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs. New observational opportunities have led to an explosion of knowledge in this field. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the astrophysics of compact objects that emit X-rays. Sixteen chapters written by the foremost experts in the field cover the observations and the astrophysical interpretation of these objects. Topics covered include binary systems, gamma ray burst sources, anomalous X-ray pulsars, super-soft sources, and enigmatic fast X-ray transients. Further chapters are dedicated to isolated neutron stars and the X-ray source populations of globular clusters. The properties of X-ray binaries are discussed in depth in chapters on quasi-periodic oscillations and related aperiodic X-ray variability, X-ray bursts, black holes, and relativistic jets. This is a valuable reference for both graduate students and active researchers.

Astrophysics for Physicists

Author: Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139486910
Release Date: 2010-03-11
Genre: Science

Designed for teaching astrophysics to physics students at advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level, this textbook also provides an overview of astrophysics for astrophysics graduate students, before they delve into more specialized volumes. Assuming background knowledge at the level of a physics major, the textbook develops astrophysics from the basics without requiring any previous study in astronomy or astrophysics. Physical concepts, mathematical derivations and observational data are combined in a balanced way to provide a unified treatment. Topics such as general relativity and plasma physics, which are not usually covered in physics courses but used extensively in astrophysics, are developed from first principles. While the emphasis is on developing the fundamentals thoroughly, recent important discoveries are highlighted at every stage.

Advanced Astrophysics

Author: Neb Duric
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521525713
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science

Graduate textbook in astrophysics.

Advanced Stellar Astrophysics

Author: William K. Rose
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521588332
Release Date: 1998-04-16
Genre: Science

This advanced 1998 textbook on stellar astrophysics provides a comprehensive and self-contained introduction for graduate students.

Telescopes and Techniques

Author: C. R. Kitchin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781447100232
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

The modern aspiring astronomer is faced with a bewil dering choice of commercially produced telescopes, including all the designs considered in the preceding chapter. Yet only four decades ago the choice for a small telescope would have been between just a refrac tor and a Newtonian reflector. That change has come about because of the enormous interest that has grown in astronomy since the start of the space age and with the mind-boggling discoveries of the past 30 or 40 years. Except for some of the very small instruments which are unfortunately often heavily promoted in general mail order catalogues, camera shops and the like, the optical quality of these commercially pro duced telescopes is almost uniformly excellent. Although one product may be slightly better for some types of observation, or more suited to the personal cir cumstances of the observer, than another, most of them will provide excellent observing opportunities. The same general praise cannot be applied, however, to the mountings with which many of these telescopes are provided, and those problems are covered in Chapter 6.

Astrophysics Processes

Author: Hale Bradt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139469586
Release Date: 2008-09-25
Genre: Science

Bridging the gap between physics and astronomy textbooks, this book provides step-by-step physical and mathematical development of fundamental astrophysical processes underlying a wide range of phenomena in stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy. The book has been written for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students, and its strong pedagogy ensures solid mastery of each process and application. It contains over 150 tutorial figures, numerous examples of astronomical measurements, and 201 exercises. Topics covered include the Kepler–Newton problem, stellar structure, binary evolution, radiation processes, special relativity in astronomy, radio propagation in the interstellar medium, and gravitational lensing. Applications presented include Jeans length, Eddington luminosity, the cooling of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the Sunyaev–Zeldovich effect, Doppler boosting in jets, and determinations of the Hubble constant. This text is a stepping stone to more specialized books and primary literature. Password-protected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521846561.