Handbook of Pulsar Astronomy

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Cambridge University Press, 2005 - Science - 301 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction page
1
The pulsar phenomenon
7
Pulsars as physical tools
32
Theoretical background
54
Effects of the interstellar medium
85
Instrumentation for pulsar observations
106
Finding new pulsars
126
Observing known pulsars
165
Pulsar timing
200
Beyond single radio dishes
240
Radio astronomy fundamentals III
260
Useful resources
275
Index
295
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Duncan Lorimer is a Senior Royal Society Research Fellow at Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester.

Audiobook veteran Michael Kramer has recorded more than two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers and many more for the Library of Congress Talking Books program. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner and an Audie Award nominee, he earned a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award for his reading of "Savages" by Don Winslow.

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