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Computational Methods for Astrophysical Fluid Flow: Saas-Fee Advanced Course 27

By: RJ LeVeque, D Mihalas, EA Dorfi and E Muller

514 pages, 124 figs, 1 tab

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #95793 | ISBN: 3540644482
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This book leads directly to the most modern numerical techniques for compressible fluid flow, with special consideration given to astrophysical applications. Emphasis is put on high-resolution shock-capturing finite-volume schemes based on Riemann solvers. The applications of such schemes, in particular the PPM method, are given and include large-scale simulations of supernova explosions by core collapse and thermonuclear burning and astrophysical jets. Parts two and three treat radiation hydrodynamics. The power of adaptive (moving) grids is demonstrated with a number of stellar-physical simulations showing very crispy shock-front structures.

From the reviews "Gives detailed web addresses and information where such codes can be downloaded (...). In conclusion, I feel the book gives and excellent account of present-day astrophysical hydrodynamics." A. Brandenburg, The Observatory, 1999


Contents

Nonlinear Conservation Laws and Finite Volume Methods.- Radition Hydrodynamics.- Radiation Hydrodynamics: Numerical Aspects and Applications.- Simulation of Astrophysical Fluid Flow.

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