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Black Hole Simulations

  • Carles BonaEmail author
  • Carles Bona-Casas
  • Carlos Palenzuela-Luque
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 783)

The essential ingredients of a numerical relativity code are the evolution formalism and the numerical scheme. We have already discussed a couple of well-tested evolution formalisms: the generalized harmonic one and Z4, from which BSSN can be derived by symmetry breaking. We have also presented a robust, cost-efficient, finite-difference scheme (FDOC), which is able to evolve smooth solutions, and a more sophisticated alternative (MUSCL), suitable for weak solutions.

Keywords

Black Hole Apparent Horizon Lapse Function Momentum Constraint Binary Black Hole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carles Bona
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carles Bona-Casas
    • 1
  • Carlos Palenzuela-Luque
    • 2
  1. 1.Departament de FísicaUniversitat de les Illes BalearsPalma de MallorcaSpain
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert Einstein Institut)GolmGermany

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