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Astronomical polarimetry, Jaap Tinbergen

Label
Astronomical polarimetry
Title
Astronomical polarimetry
Statement of responsibility
Jaap Tinbergen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Radiation from astronomical objects generally shows some degree of polarization. Although this polarized radiation is usually only a small fraction of the total radiation, it often carries a wealth of information on the physical state and geometry of the emitting object and intervening material. Measurement of this polarized radiation is central to much modern astrophysical research. This handy volume provides a clear, comprehensive and concise introduction to astronomical polarimetry at all wavelengths. Starting from first principles and a simple physical picture of polarized radiation, the reader is introduced to all the key topics, including Stokes parameters, applications of polarimetry in astronomy, polarization algebra, polarization errors and calibration methods, and a selection of instruments (from radio to X-ray). The book is rounded off with a number of useful case studies, a collection of exercises, an extensive list of further reading and an informative index. This review of all aspects of astronomical polarization provides both an essential introduction for graduate students, and a valuable reference for practising astronomers
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Tinbergen, Jaap
Dewey number
522/.65
Index
index present
LC call number
QB468
LC item number
.T56 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Polarimetry
  • Astronomical spectroscopy
Label
Astronomical polarimetry, Jaap Tinbergen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-153) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 158 p.:
Isbn
9780521018586
Lccn
95050599
Other physical details
ill.;
System control number
(NWC)4782
Label
Astronomical polarimetry, Jaap Tinbergen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-153) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 158 p.:
Isbn
9780521018586
Lccn
95050599
Other physical details
ill.;
System control number
(NWC)4782

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