Numerical Relativity: Solving Einstein's Equations on the Computer

ISBN-13: 9780521514071

ISBN-10: 052151407X

Author: Thomas W. Baumgarte, Stuart L. Shapiro

Edition: 1

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Cambridge University Press
Hardcover 720 pages
Calculus, Physics, Computers, Mathematics
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Acknowledged author Thomas W. Baumgarte wrote Numerical Relativity: Solving Einstein's Equations on the Computer comprising 720 pages back in 2010. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 052151407X and 9780521514071. Since then Numerical Relativity: Solving Einstein's Equations on the Computer textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $22.90 or rent at the marketplace.


Aimed at students and researchers entering the field, this pedagogical introduction to numerical relativity will also interest scientists seeking a broad survey of its challenges and achievements. Assuming only a basic knowledge of classical general relativity, the book develops the mathematical formalism from first principles, and then highlights some of the pioneering simulations involving black holes and neutron stars, gravitational collapse and gravitational waves. The book contains 300 exercises to help readers master new material as it is presented. Numerous illustrations, many in color, assist in visualizing new geometric concepts and highlighting the results of computer simulations. Summary boxes encapsulate some of the most important results for quick reference. Applications covered include calculations of coalescing binary black holes and binary neutron stars, rotating stars, colliding star clusters, gravitational and magnetorotational collapse, critical phenomena, the generation of gravitational waves, and other topics of current physical and astrophysical significance.