For a more extensive overview of astronomical polarimetry, see the book by Tinbergen () and the review by Keller (). Polarization formalisms. Astronomical use of polarimetry, and the necessary techniques, are discussed at some length in Tinbergen, The short paper below, though aimed at a. Astronomical polarimetry / Jaap Tinbergen. Author. Tinbergen, Jaap. Published. New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press, Content Types. text.
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Starting from first principles and a simple physical picture of polarized radiation, the reader is introduced to all the key topics, including Stokes parameters, applications of polarimetry in astronomy, polarization algebra, polarization errors and pllarimetry methods, and a selection of instruments from radio to X-ray.
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The book is rounded off with a number of useful case studies, a collection of exercises, an extensive list of further reading and an informative index. Radiation from astronomical objects generally shows some degree of polarization.
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This review of all aspects of astronomical polarization provides both an essential introduction for graduate students, and a valuable reference for practising astronomers. May not be open to the public ; PA To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.
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Selected pages Title Page. Although this polarized radiation is usually only a small fraction of the total radiation, it astronomicql carries a wealth of information on the physical state and geometry of the emitting object and intervening material. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 2 of 2. This handy volume provides a clear, comprehensive and concise introduction to astronomical polarimetry at all wavelengths.
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