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.

High Time Resolution Astrophysics

Author: Tariq Shahbaz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107181090
Release Date: 2018-08-02
Genre: Science

"This is a basic introduction to the physics of compact objects in the context of High Time Resolution Astrophysics (HTRA)"--

Pulsars

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


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.

Interstellar Magnetic Fields

Author: Rainer Beck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642726217
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

Proceedings of a Workshop, Held at Schloß Ringberg, September 8-12, 1986

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.

Rotation and Accretion Powered Pulsars

Author: Pranab Ghosh
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812708465
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Neutron stars

This book is an introduction to pulsars, a key area in high energy astrophysics with continuing potential for fundamental discoveries. Throughout the book runs the unifying thread of the evolutionary link between rotation-powered pulsars and accretion-powered pulsars OCo a milestone of modern astrophysics. Early textbooks on pulsars dealt almost entirely with rotation-powered ones, while accounts of pulsars in volumes on X-ray binaries focused almost exclusively on accretion-powered ones. This is the first textbook to treat these two kinds of pulsars simultaneously with equal importance, stressing the fact that both are rotating, magnetic neutron stars, operating under different conditions during different parts of their lives. It describes the observational properties of both kinds of pulsars, summarizes our physical understanding of these properties, and pays detailed attention to the physics of superdense matter which neutron stars are composed of, as well as to the superfluidity which is expected to occur in neutron stars. Evolution from rotation-power to accretion-power, and vice versa, are carefully described. The effects of the strong magnetic fields of neutron stars on themselves, their emission properties, and their environments are discussed, as are the origin and evolution of such magnetic fields. Also treated is the superbly accurate verification of Einstein''s theory of general relativity through timing studies of binary pulsars, which led to the award of the Nobel Prize to Hulse and Taylor in 1993. On each topic, the book starts with simple, basic physical concepts, and builds up the exposition to the point where the latest and most exciting developments become accessible to the reader."

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.

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.

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 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.

Advanced Astrophysics

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

Graduate textbook in astrophysics.

Exploring the X ray Universe

Author: Frederick D. Seward
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139491532
Release Date: 2010-08-26
Genre: Science

Capturing the excitement and accomplishments of X-ray astronomy, this second edition now includes a broader range of astronomical phenomena and dramatic new results from the most powerful X-ray telescopes. Covering all areas of astronomical research, ranging from the smallest to the largest objects, from neutron stars to clusters of galaxies, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate students. Each chapter starts with the basic aspects of the topic, explores the history of discoveries, and examines in detail modern observations and their significance. This new edition has been updated with results from the most recent space-based instruments, including ROSAT, BeppoSAX, ASCA, Chandra, and XMM. New chapters cover X-ray emission processes, the interstellar medium, the Solar System, and gamma-ray bursts. The text is supported by over 300 figures, with tables listing the properties of the sources, and more specialized technical points separated in boxes.