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Author Aarseth, Sverre J. (Sverre Johannes), 1934-

Title Gravitational N-body simulations / Sverre J. Aarseth
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 413 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 The N-body problem; 2 Predictor-corrector methods; 3 Neighbour treatments; 4 Two-body regularization; 5 Multiple regularization; 6 Tree codes; 7 Program organization; 8 Initial setup; 9 Decision-making; 10 Neighbour schemes; 11 Two-body algorithms; 12 Chain procedures; 13 Accuracy and performance; 14 Practical aspects; 15 Star clusters; 16 Galaxies; 17 Planetary systems; 18 Small-N experiments; Appendix A Global regularization algorithms; Appendix B Chain algorithms; Appendix C Higher-order systems
Summary This book presents basic methods for numerical simulation of gravitational systems, demonstrating how to develop clear and elegant algorithms. It explains the fundamental mathematical tools needed to describe the dynamics of a large number of mutually attractive particles, and the techniques needed to model various known planetary and astrophysical phenomena
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-407) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Many-body problem.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511065442 (electronic bk.)
9780511065446 (electronic bk.)