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Published by IEEE Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Radio astronomy -- Instruments.,
  • Radio astronomy -- Technique.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Paul F. Goldsmith.
SeriesIEEE Press selected reprint series
ContributionsGoldsmith, Paul F., 1948-, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB476.5 .I57 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 565 p. :
Number of Pages565
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2036767M
ISBN 100879422408
LC Control Number88012983

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