Observational Astronomy: Techniques 4nd Instrumentation
Edmund C. Sutton, &quotObservational Astronomy: Techniques 4nd Instrumentation&quot
2011 | ISBN-10: 1107010462 | 428 pages | PDF | 16 MB
Astronomy is fundamentally an observational science 4nd as such it is imp08rtant f08r astronomers 4nd astrophysicists to underst4nd how their data are collected 4nd analyzed. This book is a comprehensive review of current observational techniques 4nd instruments. Featuring instruments such as Spitzer, Herschel, Fermi, ALMA, Super-Kamiok4nde, SNO, IceCube, the Auger Observat08ry, LIGO 4nd LISA, the book discusses the capabilities 4nd limitations of different types of instruments. It expl08res the sources 4nd types of noise 4nd provides statistical tools necessary f08r interpreting observational data. Due to the increasingly imp08rtant role of statistical analysis, the techniques of Bayesian analysis are discussed, along with sampling techniques 4nd model comparison. With topics ranging from fundamental subjects such as optics, photometry 4nd spectroscopy, to neutrinos, cosmic rays 4nd gravitational waves, this book is essential f08r graduate students in astronomy 4nd physics. Electronic 4nd col08r versions of 5ev1ected figures are available online at www. cambridge.08rg/9781107010468.