This is a set of the two books "Tools of Radio Astronomy, 6th Ed." by T.L.Wilson, K. Rohlfs, S. Hüttemeister and "Tools of Radio Astronomy - Problems and Solutions, 2nd Ed." by T.L. Wilson and S. Hüttemeister.
Tools of Radio Astronomy, 6th Ed.:
This 6th edition of Tools of Radio Astronomy, the most used introductory text in radio astronomy, has been revised to reflect the current state of this important branch of astronomy. This includes the use of satellites, low radio frequencies, the millimeter/sub-mm universe, the Cosmic Microwave Background and the increased importance of mm/sub-mm dust emission. Several derivations and presentations of technical aspects of radio astronomy and receivers, such as receiver noise, the Hertz dipole and beam forming have been updated, expanded, re-worked or complemented by alternative derivations. These reflect advances in technology. The wider bandwidths of the Jansky-VLA and long wave arrays such as LOFAR and mm/sub-mm arrays such as ALMA required an expansion of the discussion of interferometers and aperture synthesis. Developments in data reduction algorithms have been included. As a result of the large amount of data collected in the past 20 years, the discussion of solar system radio astronomy, dust emission, and radio supernovae has been revisited. The chapters on spectral line emission have been updated to cover measurements of the neutral hydrogen radiation from the early universe as well as measurements with new facilities. Similarly the discussion of molecules in interstellar space has been expanded to include the molecular and dust emission from protostars and very cold regions. Several worked examples have been added in the areas of fundamental physics, such as pulsars. Both students and practicing astronomers will appreciate this new up-to-date edition of Tools of Radio Astronomy.
Tools of Radio Astronomy - Problems and Solutions, 2nd Ed.:
Covering topics of radio astronomy, this book contains graduate-level problems with carefully presented solutions. The problems are arranged following the content of the book Tools of Radio Astronomy, 6th Ed. by T.L.Wilson, K. Rohlfs, S. Hüttemeister on a chapter-by-chapter basis. Some of these problems have been formulated to provide an extension to the material presented in "Tools of Radio Astronomy".
Title is also available as part of a set: Tools of Radio Astronomy - Set (978-3-030-03265-4)Autorentext
Thomas L. Wilson was on sta at Max-Planck-Inst. f. Radioastronomie from 1969-2004. During this time, he was sent to Arizona as Director of the Sub-mm Telescope Observatory (1997-2002). After this, he was Project Scientist (2004-6), Associate Director (2006-8) and at European Southern Observatory, and subsequently Senior Scientist at ALMA (Atacama Large Mm/sub-mm Array), from Feb 2009 to March 2010. From April 2010 to December 2015, he was at the Naval Research Laboratory, then the NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences, working in the Spectrum Management Unit. Since December 2017 he has an emeritus position with the Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomie in Bonn.
Kristen Rohlfs studied Astronomy and Physics and received a PhD in 1961 in Hamburg. After his postdoctoral lecture qualification in 1965 he worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy in Bonn. Starting in 1974 he taught at the Astronomy Institute Ruhr of University Bochum and is now emeritus professor.
Susanne Hüttemeister received a Ph.D. in Astronomy by the Bonn University. She had a position as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge (USA) and teaching assignments at RWTH Aachen (Aachen Technical University) and Bonn University. Dr. Hüttemeister is now the Director of Bochum Planetarium and Adjunct Professor at the Astronomy Institute of Ruhr University Bochum.Inhalt
Radio Astronomical Fundamentals.- Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Fundamentals.-
Wave Polarization.- Signal Processing and Receivers: Theory.- Practical Receiver Systems.- Fundamentals of Antenna Theory.- Practical Aspects of Filled Aperture Antennas.- Single Dish Observational Methods.- Interferometers and Aperture Synthesis.- Emission Mechanisms of Continuous Radiation.- Some Examples of Thermal and Nonthermal Radio Sources.-
Spectral Line Fundamentals.- Line Radiation from Atoms.- Radio Recombination Lines.- Overview of Molecular Basics.- Molecules in Interstellar Space.- Index.- Radio Astronomical Fundamentals.- ElectromagneticWave Propagation Fundamentals.- Wave Polarization.- Signal Processing and Receivers: Theory.- Practical Receiver Systems.- Fundamentals of Antenna Theory.- Practical Aspects of Filled Aperture Antennas.- Single Dish Observational Methods.- Interferometers and Aperture Synthesis.- Emission Mechanisms of Continuous Radiation.- Some Examples of Thermal and Nonthermal Radio Sources.- Spectral Line Fundamentals.- Line Radiation of Neutral Hydrogen.- Recombination Lines.- Overview of Molecular Basics.- Molecules in Interstellar Space.- Solutions for Chapter 1: Radio Astronomical Fundamentals.- Solutions for Chapter 2: Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Fundamentals.- Solutions for Chapter 3:Wave Polarization.- Solutions for Chapter 4: Signal Processing and Receivers: Theory.- Solutions for Chapter 5: Practical Receiver Systems.- Solutions for Chapter 6: Fundamentals of Antenna Theory.- Solutions for Chapter 7: Practical Aspects of Filled Aperture Antennas.- Solutions for Chapter 8: Single Dish ObservationalMethods.- Solutions for Chapter 9: Interferometers and Aperture Synthesis.- Solutions for Chapter 10: Emission Mechanisms of Continuous Radiation.- Solutions for Chapter 11: Some Examples of Thermal and Nonthermal Radio Sources.- Solutions for Chapter 12: Spectral Line Fundamentals.- Solutions for Chapter 13: Line Radiation of Neutral Hydrogen.- Solutions for Chapter 14: Recombination Lines.- Solutions for Chapter 15: Overview of Molecular Basics.- Solutions for Chapter 16:Molecules in Interstellar Space.- Index.