Astronomical Measurement: A Concise Guide (Paperback)

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This book on astronomical measurement takes a fresh approach to teaching the subject. After discussing some general principles, it follows the chain of measurement through atmosphere, imaging, detection, spectroscopy, timing, and hypothesis testing. The various wavelength regimes are covered in each section, emphasising what is the same, and what is different. The author concentrates on the physics of detection and the principles of measurement, aiming to make this logically coherent.
The book is based on a short self contained lecture course for advanced undergraduate students developed and taught by the author over several years.

About the Author


Andy Lawrence is the Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), observational cosmology, survey astronomy, and e-science (the Virtual Observatory). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783662509067
ISBN-10: 3662509067
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: August 27th, 2016
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Springer Praxis Books / Astronomy and Planetary Sciences