Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Carles Bona, Carlos Palenzuela-Luque
    Pages 1-17
  3. Carles Bona, Carlos Palenzuela-Luque
    Pages 19-39
  4. Carles Bona, Carlos Palenzuela-Luque
    Pages 41-65
  5. Carles Bona, Carlos Palenzuela-Luque
    Pages 67-92
  6. Carles Bona, Carlos Palenzuela-Luque
    Pages 93-118
  7. Carles Bona, Carlos Palenzuela-Luque
    Pages 119-143
  8. Carles Bona, Carlos Palenzuela-Luque
    Pages 145-147
  9. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Einstein equations Gravity Potential Relativity Universe hyperbolic systems numerical relativity

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b135928
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25779-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31518-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
  • About this book