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By Bernard F. Burke,Francis Graham-Smith

Written by way of favorite figures in radio astronomy, this well-established, graduate-level textbook is an intensive advent to radio telescopes and methods. it's a useful review for college kids and researchers turning to radio astronomy for the 1st time. the 1st 1/2 the e-book 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 staring at options. the second one 1/2 the ebook experiences radio observations of our galaxy, stars, pulsars, radio galaxies, quasars, and the cosmic microwave historical past. This 3rd variation describes the functions of basic options to newly constructing radio telescopes, together with ATA, LOFAR, MWA, SKA, and ALMA, which all require an knowing of points particular to radio astronomy. solely new chapters now hide cosmology, from the elemental ideas to the latest result of WMAP.

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