Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 161, Issue 2, pp 187–194 | Cite as

Confirmation of quiet pulsar model by the boundary element method

  • S. Shibata


A method for solving the force-free surface problem for the pulsar magnetosphere is outlined. The given formulation is extended to an oblique rotator problem. Since we solve equation subject to the boundary values—i.e., the boundary element method (BEM) developed in Paper I is used—we can directly determine the force-free surface. Another merit of this method rests in the fact that we only use a two-dimensional grid, in spite of the problem being three-dimensional. A numerical calculation has been performed to confirm the solution by the particle method (Krause-Polstorff and Michel, 1985).


Numerical Calculation Boundary Element Boundary Element Method Particle Method Oblique Rotator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Shibata
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceYamagata UniversityYamagataJapan

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