Numerical methods have become a major research tool in astrophysics over the past decade, and students in astrophysics need to be fully conversant with a variety of mathematical and computational techniques. This book is a highly practical guide to the use of numerical methods, with examples of problems covering a wide range of current research topics. It is geared towards some of the major problems in astrophysics that have to be solved numerically, requiring hydrodynamics, MHD and radiative transfer for their solution. It achieves this through the discussion of a number of methods, a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the various techniques that could be used on a given problem, illustrative examples from recently published solutions and provision of basic codes which can be developed by the user into research tools. Attention is paid to the comparison of theory with observation, and the book includes a full range of sample problems for the student, making it an ideal course text.
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Subtítulo: AN INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL METHODS IN ASTROPHYSI