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By Bernard F. Burke,Francis Graham-Smith

Written via well known figures in radio astronomy, this well-established, graduate-level textbook is a radical 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 half the ebook describes how radio telescopes paintings - from easy antennas and unmarried aperture dishes via to complete aperture-synthesis arrays. It contains reference fabric at the basics of astrophysics and looking at recommendations. the second one half the booklet reports radio observations of our galaxy, stars, pulsars, radio galaxies, quasars, and the cosmic microwave heritage. This 3rd version describes the functions of primary concepts to newly constructing radio telescopes, together with ATA, LOFAR, MWA, SKA, and ALMA, which all require an realizing of facets particular to radio astronomy. fullyyt new chapters now hide cosmology, from the basic recommendations to the latest result of WMAP.

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