Some Examples of Thermal and Nonthermal Radio Sources

  • K. Rohlfs
  • T. L. Wilson
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


As mentioned in the preceding chapter, radio sources can be divided into two classes: thermal and nonthermal. Here we will give examples of each class and discuss the physics involved in some detail.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Rohlfs
    • 1
  • T. L. Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für AstrophysikUniversität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.MPI für RadioastronomyBonnGermany

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