Lecture Notes in Physics

Elements of Numerical Relativity

From Einstein`s Equations to Black Hole Simulations

Authors: Bona, Carles, Palenzuela-Luque, Carlos

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Spurred by the current development of numerous large-scale projects for detecting gravitational radiation, with the aim to open a completely new window to the observable Universe, numerical relativity has become a major field of research over the past years. Indeed, numerical relativity is the standard approach when studying potential sources of gravitational waves, where strong fields and relativistic velocities are part of any physical scenario. This book can be considered a primer for both graduate students and non-specialist researchers wishing to enter the field. Starting from the most basic insights and aspects of numerical relativity, Elements of Numerical Relativity develops coherent guidelines for the reliable and convenient selection of each of the following key aspects: evolution formalism, gauge, initial and boundary conditions as well as various numerical algorithms. The tests and applications proposed in this book can be performed on a standard PC.

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"The present book is also interesting for and worth being read by researchers who are not at all interested in numerical relativity in the strict sense. … Several figures illustrate the numerical solutions found. References and index close this carefully presented and useful book." (Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1078, 2006)

"This book gives an interesting insight into the work of the authors in the field of numerical relativity. It can also be regarded as an introduction to the field itself … . I am glad to recommend this book to anyone interested in an introduction into this field." (Bela Szilagyi, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2007 b)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elements of Numerical Relativity
Book Subtitle
From Einstein`s Equations to Black Hole Simulations
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
673
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31518-6
DOI
10.1007/b135928
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 152
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations
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