A smoothing scheme for reducing field anisotropy inN-body simulation
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A method is proposed to reduce the field anisotropy inN-body calculations arising from the discretization of Poisson's equation in a particle-mesh scheme. Specifically, the mass is split (in addition to that employed in the mass assignment algorithm) over neighbouring points to create compensating higher-order multipoles. Improvement by factor 2 has been observed in the field calculations, and spurious geometric effects in the example of a 4000 particle free-fall collapse have been reduced.
KeywordsAnisotropy Field Calculation Geometric Effect Field Anisotropy Assignment Algorithm
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