1 Introduction

Numerical Hydrodynamics in Special Relativity

Update available: http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2003-7

Jose Maria Martí
Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica
Universidad de Valencia
46100 Burjassot (Valencia), Spain

Ewald Müller
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik
Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, 85748 Garching, Germany

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for the next update
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(Accepted 10 November 1999)


This review is concerned with a discussion of numerical methods for the solution of the equations of special relativistic hydrodynamics (SRHD). Particular emphasis is put on a comprehensive review of the application of high-resolution shock-capturing methods in SRHD. Results obtained with different numerical SRHD methods are compared, and two astrophysical applications of SRHD flows are discussed. An evaluation of the various numerical methods is given and future developments are analyzed.

1 Introduction

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