Rainer Spurzem: Post-Newtonian Methods.- NBODY6++.- Ross Church: Live Stellar Evolution in NBODY6.- Pavel Kroupa:Young clusters.- Classical clusters.- The IMF.- The initial binary population.- Seppo Mikkola: Regular algorithms for few-body integration.- Marc Freitag: Monte-Carlo methods.- Fokker-Planck methods.- Rosemary Mardling: Resonance, chaos and stability.- Secular evolution of triple systems.- Sverre Aarseth: Codes, scaling and data structure.- Algorithms and Implementations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Published under the auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society, this volume contains a set of extensive school tested lectures, with the aim to give a coherent and thorough background knowledge of the subject and to introduce the latest developments in N-body computational astrophysics. The topics cover a wide range from the classical few-body problem with discussions of resonance, chaos and stability to realistic modeling of star clusters as well as descriptions of codes, algorithms and special hardware for N-body simulations. This collection of topics, related to the gravitational N-body problem, will prove useful to both students and researchers in years to come. (source: Nielsen Book Data)