By Bernard F. Burke,Francis Graham-Smith

Written by way of popular figures in radio astronomy, this well-established, graduate-level textbook is a radical advent to radio telescopes and strategies. it truly is a useful review for college students and researchers turning to radio astronomy for the 1st time. the 1st 1/2 the booklet describes how radio telescopes paintings - from simple antennas and unmarried aperture dishes via to complete aperture-synthesis arrays. It contains reference fabric at the basics of astrophysics and looking at ideas. the second one 1/2 the e-book experiences radio observations of our galaxy, stars, pulsars, radio galaxies, quasars, and the cosmic microwave heritage. This 3rd variation describes the functions of primary innovations to newly constructing radio telescopes, together with ATA, LOFAR, MWA, SKA, and ALMA, which all require an figuring out of points particular to radio astronomy. totally new chapters now disguise cosmology, from the elemental ideas to the newest result of WMAP.

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