Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy: Astrophysics

1st Edition

Ronald L. Snell, Stanley Kurtz, Jonathan Marr

CRC Press
February 22, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 360 Pages - 13 Color & 124 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498725774 - CAT# K25793
Series: Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Summary

As demonstrated by five Nobel Prizes in physics, radio astronomy has contributed greatly to our understanding of the Universe. Courses covering this subject are, therefore, very important in the education of the next generation of scientists who will continue to explore the Cosmos.

This textbook, the second of two volumes, presents an extensive introduction to the astrophysical processes that are studied in radio astronomy. Suitable for undergraduate courses on radio astronomy, it discusses the physical phenomena that give rise to radio emissions, presenting examples of astronomical objects, and illustrating how the relevant physical parameters of astronomical sources can be obtained from radio observations.

Unlike other radio astronomy textbooks, this book provides students with an understanding of the background and the underlying principles, with derivations available for most of the equations used in the textbook.

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