Relativistic Numerical Hydrodynamics

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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.
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James Wilson is widely recognised as a pioneer in the field of numerical relativity and hydrodynamics. Most of the techniques currently in active use in the field today were developed by him at one stage or another.

Grant Mathews is Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology at Notre Dame University, Indiana.

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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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