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Author Gray, Malcolm, 1962-
Title Maser sources in astrophysics / Malcolm Gray, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, the University of Manchester.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Author Gray, Malcolm, 1962-
Series Cambridge astrophysics series ; 50
Cambridge astrophysics series ; 50.
Subject Astronomical masers.
Radio astronomy.
Microwave measurements.
Description 1 online resource (431 pages).
Bibliography Note 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0521879809
9781139375320 (ebook)
1139375326 (ebook)
9780511977534 (ebook)
0511977530 (ebook)
9781139379618 (electronic bk.)
1139379615 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613719256
OCLC # 798613251
Additional Format Print version: 9786613719256 (DLC) 2012007505

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