Pulsar Astronomy

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 30, 2006 - Science - 309 pages
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Since their discovery in 1967, pulsars have assumed a central role in astronomy and astrophysics, offering an opportunity to explore theoretical physics under extreme conditions. Pulsar Astronomy provides an ideal introductory account for those entering the field, and an invaluable reference for established researchers. Now thoroughly revised for its third edition, it covers research over wavelengths ranging from radio through optical and x-ray to gamma-rays. Topics range from the physics of neutron star interiors to the astrophysics of binary stars and the recent tests of general relativity. It is supported by extensive references and a complete catalogue of all known pulsars.
  

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This is a very detailed text and is well organized. First the book treats pulsar history and the chronology of research. It then goes into pulsar charasteristics. After that the author covers the the ... Read full review

Contents

Neutron stars
15
Searches and surveys
24
The distances of the pulsars
39
Pulsar timing
50
Timing and astrometry of binary pulsars
64
Timing irregularities
74
The galactic population of pulsars
90
The Crab and Vela pulsars
101
The evolution of pulsars
174
Integrated radio pulse profiles
180
Location of emitting regions
213
Radiation processes
224
The emission mechanisms
233
Interstellar scintillation and scattering
242
The interstellar magnetic field
263
Achievements and prospects
269

Other young pulsars
115
Solitary and binary millisecond pulsars
124
oscillations
151
Supernovae and their remnants
160

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About the author (2006)

A pioneer of radio-astronomy, Professor Graham-Smith has been involved in pulsar research since 1967.

Andrew Lyne is head of the pulsar research group at Jodrell Bank.

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