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Astronomy Methods

Astronomy Methods
A Physical Approach to Astronomical Observations

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  • Date Published: January 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521535519

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  • This introduction to basic practical tools, methods and phenomena in quantitative astronomy covers topics across a wide range of areas, from radio to gamma-ray wavelengths. Clear presentations of the topics are accompanied by diagrams and problem sets. Written for undergraduates and graduate students, the book will introduce them to the practice and study of quantitative and analytical astronomy and astrophysics. For information on Astrophysics Processes: The Physics of Astronomical Phenomena also by Hale Bradt, please click here.

    • Concentrates on the underlying tools, methods and phenomena in astronomy
    • Directed towards the technically inclined student
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    "Astronomy Methods: A Physical Approach to Astronomical Observations by Hale Bradt, a professor emeritus in MIT's physics department, is a wonderful welcome to a field in desperate need of more textbooks covering the subject." Physics Today Online

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    • Date Published: January 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521535519
    • length: 458 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 108 b/w illus. 16 tables 89 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Astronomy through the centuries
    2. Electromagnetic radiation
    3. Co-ordinate systems and charts
    4. Gravity, celestial motions, and time
    5. Telescopes
    6. Detectors and statistics
    7. Multiple telescope interferometry
    8. Point-like and extended sources
    9. Properties and distances of celestial objects
    10. Absorption and scattering of photons
    11. Spectra of electromagnetic radiation
    12. Astronomy beyond photons.

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    Hale Bradt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Hale Bradt is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

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