Handbook of pulsar astronomy / D.R. Lorimer, M. Kramer.

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Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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Series:Cambridge observing handbooks for research astronomers ; 4.
Format: Book
Summary:"Radio pulsars are rapidly rotating, highly magnetised neutron stars. Studies of these fascinating objects have provided applications in solid-state physics, general relativity, galactic astronomy, astrometry, planetary physics and even cosmology. Most of these applications and much of what we know about neutron stars are derived from single-dish radio observations using state-of-the-art receivers and data acquisition systems. 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 volume 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."--Jacket.
Physical Description:ix, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes:Bib#: 2690393
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-294) and index.
Series:Cambridge observing handbooks for research astronomers ; 4