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Author Gray, Malcolm, 1962-

Title Maser sources in astrophysics / Malcolm Gray, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, the University of Manchester.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (431 pages)
Series Cambridge astrophysics series ; 50
Cambridge astrophysics series ; 50.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; MASER SOURCES IN ASTROPHYSICS; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Intended readership; Previous works; Major developments since 1992; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Masers and lasers; 1.2 Atoms and molecules; 1.3 Electromagnetic radiation; 1.3.1 Response of media; 1.3.2 The wave equation; 1.3.3 Travelling solutions; 1.3.4 Wave modes in a cavity; 1.3.5 Energy density and the Planck law; 1.3.6 Energy density and intensity; 1.4 Light and molecules interacting; 1.4.1 The simplest maser; 1.4.2 Masers and lasers in the laboratory; 1.4.3 Masers in astrophysics.
Summary Written for postgraduates and researchers, this is an up-to-date survey of astrophysical maser sources and their use as astronomical tools.
Subject Astronomical masers.
Radio astronomy.
Microwave measurements.
ISBN 0521879809
9781139375320 (ebook)
1139375326 (ebook)
9780511977534 (ebook)
0511977530 (ebook)
9781139379618 (electronic bk.)
1139379615 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 9786613719256