Tools of Radio Astronomy: Problems and Solutions

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 24, 2005 - Science - 162 pages
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Covering topics of radio astronomy, this book contains graduate-level problems with carefully presented solutions. The problems are arranged following the content of the book “Tools of Radio Astronomy, 4th Ed.” by Rohlfs and T.L.Wilson (also available in the this series) on a chapter-by-chapter basis. Some of these problems have been formulated to provide an extension to the material presented in "Tools of Radio Astronomy".
 

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Contents

Radio Astronomical Fundamentals
1
Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Fundamentals
9
Wave Polarization
11
Signal Processing and Receivers
15
Fundamentals of Antenna Theory
27
Filled Aperture Antennas
29
Observational Methods
35
Interferometers and Aperture Synthesis
41
Solutions for Chapter 2
85
Solutions for Chapter 3
89
Solutions for Chapter 4
91
Solutions for Chapter 5
99
Solutions for Chapter 6
101
Solutions for Chapter 7
107
Solutions for Chapter 8
113
Solutions for Chapter 9
119

Emission Mechanisms of Continuous Radiation
45
Some Examples of Thermal and Nonthermal Radio Sources
49
Spectral Line Fundamentals
53
Line Radiation of Neutral Hydrogen
55
Recombination Lines
63
Molecules in Interstellar Space
71
Solutions for Chapter 1
79
Solutions for Chapter 10
123
Solutions for Chapter 11
129
Solutions for Chapter 12
133
Solutions for Chapter 13
143
Solutions for Chapter 14
151
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