Relativistic Numerical Hydrodynamics

Relativistic Numerical Hydrodynamics

by James R. Wilson, Grant J. Mathews
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521037719

ISBN-13: 9780521037716

Pub. Date: 07/12/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Calculations of relativistic hydrodynamics are crucial to several areas of current research in the physics of supernovae and stellar collapse. This book provides an overview of the computational framework in which such calculations have been developed, with examples of applications to real physical systems. Beginning with the development of the equations and

Overview

Calculations of relativistic hydrodynamics are crucial to several areas of current research in the physics of supernovae and stellar collapse. This book provides an overview of the computational framework in which such calculations have been developed, with examples of applications to real physical systems. Beginning with the development of the equations and differencing schemes for special relativistic hydrodynamics, the book stresses the viability of the Euler-Lagrange approach to most astrophysical problems. It details aspects of solving the Einstein equations together with the fluid dynamics for various astrophysical systems in one, two and three dimensions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521037716
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/12/2007
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Special relativistic hydrodynamics; 3. General relativistic hydrodynamics; 4. Cosmological hydrodynamics; 5. Stellar collapse and supernovae; 6. Axially symmetric relativistic hydrodynamics; 7. Hydrodynamics in three spatial dimensions; Index.

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