The equations of special relativistic (perfect) fluid dynamics
are derived, and their main properties discussed. The derivation
of the SRHD equations in
is supplemented by
9.1, which discusses algorithms to compute primitive variables, a
procedure crucial in state-of-the-art SRHD codes.
reflects on the SRHD equations as a hyperbolic system of
conservation laws, and
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