Direct N-Body Codes.- Regular Algorithms for the Few-Body Problem.- Resonance, Chaos and Stability: The Three-Body Problem in Astrophysics.- Fokker-planck Treatment of Collisional Stellar Dynamics.- Monte-Carlo Models of Collisional Stellar Systems.- Particle-Mesh Technique and Superbox.- Dynamical Friction.- Initial Conditions for Star Clusters.- Stellar Evolution.- N-Body Stellar Evolution.- Binary Stars.- N - Body Binary Evolution.- The Workings of a Stellar Evolution Code.- Realistic N - Body Simulations of Globular Clusters.- Parallelization, Special Hardware and Post-Newtonian Dynamics in Direct N - Body Simulations.- Educational N - Body Websites.
Published under the auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society, this volume contains a set of extensive school tested lectures, with the aim to give a coherent and thorough background knowledge of the subject and to introduce the latest developments in N-body computational astrophysics.
The topics cover a wide range from the classical few-body problem with discussions of resonance, chaos and stability to realistic modelling of star clusters as well as descriptions of codes, algorithms and special hardware for N-body simulations.
This collection of topics, related to the gravitational N-body problem, will prove useful to both students and researchers in years to come.
1) Published under the
auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Provides thorough background knowledge of the subject
Introduces the latest developments in N-body computational astrophysics
First book in a series of volumes published under auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society in "The Royal Astronomical Society Series. A series on Astronomy & Astrophysics, Geophysics, Solar and Solar-terrestrial Physics, and Planetary Sciences"