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Introduction to 3+1 numerical relativity

Author: Miguel Alcubierre
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: International series of monographs on physics, 140.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfiche : English
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This book is a self-contained introduction to the field of numerical relativity. Starting from basic general relativity, it introduces all the concepts and tools necessary for the fully relativistic  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel Alcubierre
ISBN: 9780199205677 0199205671
OCLC Number: 799793473
Description: xiv, 444 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Brief Review of General Relativity ; 2. The 3+1 Formalism ; 3. Initial Data ; 4. Gauge Conditions ; 5. Hyperbolic Reductions of the Field Equations ; 6. Evolving Black Hole Spacetimes ; 7. Relativistic Hydrodynamics ; 8. Gravitational Wave Extraction ; 9. Numerical Methods ; 10. Examples of Numerical Spacetimes ; A. Total Mass and Momentum in General Relativity ; B. Spacetime Christoffel Symbols in 3+1 Language ; C. BSSNOK with Natural Conformal Rescaling ; D. Spin-weighted Spherical Harmonics ; References ; Index
Series Title: International series of monographs on physics, 140.
Responsibility: Miguel Alcubierre.

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An excellent book, and a good starting point for those making an effort to enter the field. * Mathematical Reviews *

 
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