Many-Body Tree Methods in Physics

Many-Body Tree Methods in Physics

by Susanne Pfalzner, Paul Gibbon
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0521495644

ISBN-13: 9780521495646

Pub. Date: 10/13/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Studying the dynamics of a large number of particles interacting through long-range forces, commonly referred to as the "N-body problem", is a central aspect of many different branches of physics. In recent years, physicists have made significant advances in the development of fast N-body algorithms to deal efficiently with such complex problems. This book gives a

Overview

Studying the dynamics of a large number of particles interacting through long-range forces, commonly referred to as the "N-body problem", is a central aspect of many different branches of physics. In recent years, physicists have made significant advances in the development of fast N-body algorithms to deal efficiently with such complex problems. This book gives a thorough introduction to these so-called "tree methods", setting out the basic principles and giving many practical examples of their use. The authors assume no prior specialist knowledge, and they illustrate the techniques throughout with reference to a broad range of applications. The book will be of great interest to graduate students and researchers working on the modeling of systems in astrophysics, plasma physics, nuclear and particle physics, condensed matter physics and materials science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521495646
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/13/1996
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Basic structure of the hierarchical tree method; 3. Open boundary problems; 4. Optimisation of hierarchical tree codes; 5. Periodic boundary conditions; 6. Periodic boundary problems; 7. The fast multipole method; Appendices.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >