Living Reviews in Relativity

"Binary and Millisecond Pulsars"
by
Duncan R. Lorimer  

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Abstract
1 Preamble
2 Pulsar Phenomenology
2.1 The lighthouse model
2.2 Pulse periods and slowdown rates
2.3 Pulse profiles
2.4 The pulsar distance scale
2.5 Pulsars in binary systems
2.6 Evolution of normal and millisecond pulsars
2.7 Intermediate mass binary pulsars
2.8 Isolated recycled pulsars
2.9 A new class of millisecond pulsars?
2.10 Pulsar velocities
2.11 Pulsar searches
2.12 Going further
3 Pulsar Statistics and Demography
3.1 Selection effects in pulsar searches
3.2 Correcting the observed pulsar sample
3.3 The population of normal and millisecond pulsars
3.4 The population of relativistic binaries
3.5 Going further
4 Principles and Applications of Pulsar Timing
4.1 Observing basics
4.2 The timing model
4.3 Timing stability
4.4 Timing binary pulsars
4.5 Testing general relativity
4.6 Pulsar timing and neutron star masses
4.7 Pulsar timing and gravitational wave detection
4.8 Going further
5 Summary and Future Prospects
6 Acknowledgements
A Tables of Binary and Millisecond Pulsars
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