- If a timing model for a pulsar is complete except for the period derivative, what is the functional form of the residuals that you would expect? If a timing model for a pulsar is complete except for the period second derivative, what is the functional form of the residuals that you would expect?
- Calculate the amplitude of the Shapairo delay in a double neutron star system that has an orbital inclination of 88 degrees.
- Derive an expression for the proper motion contribution to the period
derivative of a pulsar in terms of the transverse velocity and
distance
*d*. Recall where is the radial velocity. - Estimate how many times the Crab pulsar has rotated since its discovery. Estimate how many times PSR B1937+21 has rotated since its discovery.
- To what accuracy do we need to know the position of the Lovell telescope in order to measure pulse arrival times to an accuracy of 1 microsecond?
- What is the probability of catching a glitch occuring in the Crab
pulsar. ie for what fraction of a day is the Crab pulsar observable from
Jodrell bank.

Thu Dec 19 15:15:11 GMT 1996