Relativistic Numerical Hydrodynamics

Relativistic Numerical Hydrodynamics

by James R. Wilson, Grant J. Mathews
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521631556

ISBN-13: 9780521631556

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

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:
9780521631556
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(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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