Relativistic Hydrodynamics and Dynamics of Accretion Disks Around Black Holes

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Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

We give a brief overview of a formulation of the equations of general relativistic hydrodynamics, and one method for their numerical solution. The system of equations can be cast as first-order, hyperbolic system of conservation laws, following a explicit choice of an Eulerian observer and suitable vector of variables. We also present a brief overview of the numerical techniques used to solve this equation, providing an example of their applicability in one scenario of relativistic astrophysics namely, the quasi periodic oscillations of a thick accretion disk.

Keywords

Black Hole Neutron Star Accretion Disk Riemann Problem Stress Energy Tensor 
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Acknowledgments

This research was supported in part by DGAPA UNAM and FOMIX-CONACYT grant 149481. CM acknowledge PROSNI 2011 support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Astrofísica TeóricaInstituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexicoMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de Matemáticas y Departamento de Física, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Exactas e IngenieríaUniversidad de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico

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