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Computational Star Formation (IAU S270)

Computational Star Formation (IAU S270)

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521766432

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  • The rapid advance of computer capabilities over the last two decades has opened up a new field of numerical simulations in which detailed physical models can be made to represent the most complex processes. IAU Symposium 270 reviews a wide range of topics relevant to computer modeling in the fields of interstellar gas dynamics, star formation and galactic dynamics. It includes numerical techniques for modeling physical processes such as self-gravitating, radiative magnetohydrodynamics, as well as novel hardware options for acceleration and a view into the future of computation. Observations of interstellar gas and star formation are also reviewed. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in the field of numerical astrophysics.

    • Reviews a wide range of topics relevant to computer modelling in interstellar gas dynamics, star formation and galactic dynamics
    • Examines numerical methods of self-gravitating hydrodynamics, magneto-hydrodynamics and particle dynamics relevant to astrophysical problems
    • Includes recent results, specialized hardware for dynamical problems and future trends in computer hardware
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… excellent contributions, including papers that my students and [postdoctorates] would find interesting and relevant. Well worth a read if this is an area of interest.' The Observatory

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521766432
    • length: 574 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.11kg
    • contains: 160 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Historical introduction
    2. Individual star formation: observations
    3. Low-mass star formation: observations
    4. Individual star formation: theory
    5. Formation of clusters: observations
    6. Formation of clusters: theory
    7. Numerical methods: MHD
    8. Numerical methods: radiative dynamics
    9. Local star formation processes
    10. Star formation feedback
    11. Star formation on galactic scales
    12. Special purpose hardware
    13. Computational methods
    14. Radiation diagnostics of star formation
    15. Large scale star formation
    16. Cosmological star formation
    17. Computational star formation: Summary

  • Editors

    João Alves, Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna, Austria

    Bruce G. Elmegreen, IBM Research Division, Yorktown Heights, New York, USA

    Josep M. Girart, Institut de Cincies de l'Espai, (CSIC-IEEC), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

    Virginia Trimble, University of California, Irvine

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