Astrophysical Techniques (6th New edition)

Astrophysical Techniques (6th New edition)

By: C. R. Kitchin (author)Hardback

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Long used in undergraduate and introdctory graduate courses, Astrophysical Techniques, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive account of the instruments, detectors, and techniques employed in astronomy and astrophysics. Emphasizing the underlying unity of all astronomical observations, this popular text provides a coherent state-of-the-art account of the instruments and techniques used in current astronomy and astrophysics. As in earlier editions, the author aims to reduce the trend towards fragmentation of astronomical studies. The underlying unity of all of astronomical observation is emphasized by the layout of the book: the pattern of detection - imaging - ancillary techniques has been adopted so that one stage of an observation is encountered together with the simialr stages required for all other informative carriers. The book is written in a very accessible manner, and most of the mathematics is accessible to those who have attended a mathematics course in their final years at school. Nevertheless, the treatment of the topics in general is at a sufficiently high level to be of use to those professionals seeking technical information in areas of astronomy with which they mihgt not be completely familiar.

Contents

Detectors Optical Detection Radio and Microwave Detection X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detection Cosmic Ray Detectors Neutrino Detectors Gravitational Radiation Dark Matter and Dark Energy Detection Imaging The Inverse Problem Photography Electronic Imaging Scanning Interferometry Speckle Interferometry Occultations Radar Electronic Images Photometry Photometry Photometers Spectroscopy Spectroscopy Spectroscopes Other Techniques Astrometry Polarimetry Solar Studies Magnetometry Computers and The Internet

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781466511156
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 554
  • ID: 9781466511156
  • weight: 1122
  • ISBN10: 146651115X
  • edition: 6th New edition

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