This monograph provides an accessible introduction to the theory, and the large-scale simulation methods currently used in radiation hydrodynamics, the study of the dynamics of matter interacting with radiation, when the radiation is strong enough to have a profound effect on the matter. Radiation hydrodynamics applies to normal stars, exploding stars or stars with violent winds, active galaxies, and on Earth wherever matter is very hot. The volume is a valuable text for research scientists and graduate students in physics and astrophysics.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)|
About the Author
John Castor is a physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA.
Table of ContentsList of figures; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. A quick review of gas dynamics; 3. Numerical hydrodynamics; 4. Description of radiation; 5. Steady-state transfer; 6. The comoving-frame picture; 7. Hydrodynamics with radiation: waves and stability; 8. Radiation-matter interactions; 9. Spectral line transport; 10. Refraction and polarized light; 11. Numerical techniques for radiation transport; 12. Examples; References; Index.