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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 means of in demand figures in radio astronomy, this well-established, graduate-level textbook is a radical advent to radio telescopes and strategies. it truly is a useful evaluate for college students and researchers turning to radio astronomy for the 1st time. the 1st half the booklet describes how radio telescopes paintings - from uncomplicated antennas and unmarried aperture dishes via to complete aperture-synthesis arrays. It contains reference fabric at the basics of astrophysics and staring at concepts. the second one 1/2 the booklet reports radio observations of our galaxy, stars, pulsars, radio galaxies, quasars, and the cosmic microwave history. This 3rd variation describes the purposes of basic suggestions to newly constructing radio telescopes, together with ATA, LOFAR, MWA, SKA, and ALMA, which all require an realizing of elements particular to radio astronomy. totally new chapters now disguise cosmology, from the elemental recommendations to the latest result of WMAP.

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