2.1 EquationsNumerical Hydrodynamics in Special Relativity1.3 Plan of the review

2 Special Relativistic Hydrodynamics 

The equations of special relativistic (perfect) fluid dynamics are derived, and their main properties discussed. The derivation of the SRHD equations in  2.1 is supplemented by  9.1, which discusses algorithms to compute primitive variables, a procedure crucial in state-of-the-art SRHD codes. 2.2 reflects on the SRHD equations as a hyperbolic system of conservation laws, and  2.3 discusses the solution of the special relativistic Riemann problem, which is the basis for most modern numerical methods. This last subsection is completed by  9.3, where a FORTAN programme called RIEMANN for computing the solution of a special relativistic Riemann problem is provided for download.





2.1 EquationsNumerical Hydrodynamics in Special Relativity1.3 Plan of the review

image Numerical Hydrodynamics in Special Relativity
Jose Maria Martí and Ewald Müller
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