product description page

High Energy Astrophysical Techniques (Hardcover) (Rosa Poggiani)

High Energy Astrophysical Techniques (Hardcover) (Rosa Poggiani) - image 1 of 1

about this item

This textbook presents ultraviolet and X-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, cosmic ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy, and gravitational wave astronomy as distinct research areas, focusing on the astrophysics targets and the requirements with respect to instrumentation and observation methods.  

The purpose of the book is to bridge the gap between the reference books and the specialized literature. For each type of astronomy, the discussion proceeds from the orders of magnitude for observable quantities. The physical principles of photon and particle detectors are then addressed, and the specific telescopes and combinations of detectors, presented. 

Finally the instruments and their limits are discussed with a view to assisting readers in the planning and execution of observations. 

Astronomical observations with high-energy photons and particles represent the newest additions to multimessenger astronomy and this book will be of value to all with an interest in the field.

Genre: Science
Series Title: Unitext for Physics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Rosa Poggiani
Language: English
Street Date: December 31, 2016
TCIN: 51555209
UPC: 9783319447285
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-5343

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.