Introduction to Millimeter/Sub-Millimeter Astronomy
by T. L. Wilson
Publisher: arXiv 2009
Number of pages: 106
This is an introduction to the basic elements needed for the measurements and interpretation of data in the millimeter and sub-mm wavelength range. The basics of radiative transfer, receivers, antennas, interferometry radiation mechanisms and molecules are presented.
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