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Author Snell, Ronald Lee, author.

Title Fundamentals of radio astronomy : astrophysics / Ronald L. Snell, Stanley E. Kurtz, Jonathan M. Marr
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 346 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Series in astronomy and astrophysics
Series in astronomy and astrophysics.
Contents Propagation of radiation -- Continuum emission processes -- Spectral lines -- The cold interstellar medium of the Milky Way -- HII regions and planetary nebulae at radio wavelengths -- Radio emission from stellar objects -- Galaxies at radio wavelengths -- Radio galaxies and quasars -- Cosmic microwave background
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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Radio astronomy.
NATURE -- Sky Observation.
SCIENCE -- Astrophysics & Space Science.
Radio astronomy.
Form Electronic book
Author Kurtz, Stanley, author
Marr, Jonathan M., author
LC no. 2020693329
ISBN 9780429647130