Pulsars : Theory, Categories & Applications Hardback
Edited by Alexander D. Morozov
Pulsars are highly magnetised, rotating neutron stars that emit a beam of electromagnetic radiation.
The radiation can only be observed when the beam of emission is pointing towards the Earth.
This is called the lighthouse effect and gives rise to the pulsed nature that gives pulsars their name.
This book reviews research from around the globe in the field of pulsars including anomalous X-ray pulsars; the arrival directions of ultrahigh energy extensive air particles registered at the Yakutsk extensive air shower array from 1974 to 2007; the observed rotation period of pulsar time properties; measuring the moment of inertia of the double pulsar and its usefulness in testing modified models of gravity and others.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 198 pages, tables, graphs, illus.
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 08/03/2011
- Category: Galaxies & stars
- ISBN: 9781616689193