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You're not saying what programming language you're using. If it's Python, or if you could link Python libraries from it, then PyEphem would provide everything you need. http://rhodesmill.org/pyephem/


You can find a neat description and some examples of the effect here. This is known as the pulsar dispersion measure. As you correctly say, waves with longer wavelength (lower energy photons) are delayed with respect to shorter wavelength radiation from the same phenomenon. When electromagnetic waves travel through a plasma, they excite currents in the free ...

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