Jets From Young Stars III

Numerical MHD and Instabilities

  • S. Massaglia
  • G. Bodo
  • A. Mignone
  • P. Rossi

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 754)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Numerical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Mignone, G. Bodo
      Pages 71-101
  3. Hydrodynamic and Magneto-Hydrodynamic Instabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. E. Trussoni
      Pages 105-130
    3. G. Bodo
      Pages 153-162
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 177-178

About this book


This volume contains the lecture notes of the Third JETSET School on Jets from Young Stars focussing on Numerical MHD and Instabilities. The introductory lectures presented here cover the basic concepts of the numerical methods for the integration of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic equations and of the applications of these methods to the treatment of the instabilities relevant for the physics of stellar jets. The first part of the book contains an introduction to the finite difference and finite volume methods for computing the solutions of hyperbolic partial differential equations and a discussion of approximate Riemann solvers for both hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic problems. The second part is devoted to the discussion of some of the main instability processes that may take place in stellar jets, namely: the Kelvin-Helmholtz, the radiative shock, the pressure driven and the thermal instabilities.
Graduate students and young scientists will benefit from this book by learning how to use the fundamental tools used in computational astrophysical jet research.


Computational Hydrodynamics Computational Magnetohydrodynamics Hydrodynamical Instabilities Magnetohydrodynamical Instabilities Protostellar Jets differential equation dynamics hyperbolic equation hyperbolic partial differential equation numerical methods partial differential equation

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Massaglia
    • 1
  • G. Bodo
    • 2
  • A. Mignone
    • 1
  • P. Rossi
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipto. Fisica GeneraleSilvano Massaglia Università di TorinoItaly
  2. 2.Osservatorio Astronomico di TorinoItaly
  3. 3.INAF Osservatorio di Torino AstronomicoItaly

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