A thorough introduction to radio astronomy and its contribution to our understanding of the universe, perfect for beginners. Fully revised and updated, the fourth edition covers the basic physics and observational techniques, including interferometric and digital techniques, single-dish telescopes and aperture synthesis arrays.
An engaging guide for anyone who has ever wondered about the cosmos, this handy reference gives simple yet rigorous answers to hundreds of astronomical questions. This second edition includes substantial new material throughout, including the latest findings from the New Horizons, Rosetta, and Dawn space missions, and images from professional telescopes.
Presenting various standard and non-standard cosmological models, discussing black holes in depth as well as taking in the role of the cosmic microwave background along the way, Roger Penrose argues that the Big Bang was not actually the beginning of everything - nor will it signal the end.
Clarity, readability and rigor combine in the second edition of this widely-used textbook to provide the first step into general relativity for undergraduate students with a minimal background in mathematics. Over 300 exercises give students the confidence to work with general relativity and the necessary mathematics.
The third edition of this successful textbook is fully updated and includes important recent developments in cosmology. With 400 problems and numerous worked examples, it is suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates on courses in theoretical physics, astrophysics or applied mathematics that include modern cosmology.
Was there a beginning of time? It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.