The book by Baumgarte and Shapiro provides an excellent introduction to the The authors are world leaders in numerical relativity and their contributions. Thomas W. Baumgarte is a Professor of Physics at Bowdoin College, and an In addition to numerical relativity, Shapiro has worked on the. Many current numerical relativity codes (in three spatial dimensions) share they adopt the Baumgarte-Shapiro-Shibata-Nakamura (BSSN) formulation of.

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It has now become a central area in the fast growing field of gravitational wave physics. These tools have played an important role also in the theory of critical phenomena associated with gravitational collapse, loop quantum cosmology and the discussion of quantum black holes and black branes. The book by Baumgarte and Shapiro provides an excellent introduction to the subject haumgarte both, mathematical aspects and numerical techniques. The authors are world leaders in numerical relativity and their contributions have shaped neutron star simulations, the new frontier of this field.

This book will soon become the standard advanced text for younger researchers entering the field and will also serve as the authoritative reference for senior researchers in numerical relativity and neighboring fields.

Two leading experts give a lucid as well as richly detailed account building a bridge from the basics to current research — highly recommended. And what a book this is! Sufficiently complete to be an encyclopedia, yet accessible enough to be a genuine learning manual, the book is exceedingly well written.

It covers virtually all aspects of numerical relativity, from formalism to the most modern application, and it is replete with beautiful and helpful diagrams. The book will serve as a useful reference to the researcher, and a source of enlightenment to many a student. Recent breakthroughs make such computations possible — an advance that is crucially important for understanding galactic nuclei and gravitational waves.

Baumgarte and Shapiro are established leaders in this subject. Their book is a timely contribution to the literature, and the ideal primer for researchers newly attracted to the burgeoning field of computational relativity. It captures much of the recent advance in computational modeling of gravitational systems via Einstein’s description of gravity General Relativity [1] which subsumes Special Relativity [2] high velocity systems with no gravity No book can cover all aspects of any modern field, and the experience of the authors is visible in the subjects they present.

But this book is satisfyingly thorough on what it covers. If you want to understand how the merger of compact astrophysical objects e. There is none other like it. Nonetheless, Numerical Relativity hits the mark in its comprehensive coverage; it will be useful to practitioners in the field and especially graduate students wishing to join them in this active and exciting area of research.


Numerical Relativity will be widely used as a handbook for those entering the field, as a reference for active investigators, and as a source for scholars in related fields. Libraries at any institution with an active research program in astrophysics or general relativity should have a copy. Scientists working in numerical relativity will want their own copies. Ogilvie, Choice Magazine “Numerical Relativity hits the mark in its quite comprehensive coverage; it will be useful to practitioners in the field and especially to graduate students wishing to join them in this active and exciting area of research.

The authors recommend their book to students and researchers with a solid background in the basic theory of general relativity. However, based on the systematic organization of the book and its clear and adequate content, it could also be useful to those in other disciplines with related skills.

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sahpiro Aimed at students and researchers entering the field, this pedagogical introduction to numerical relativity will also interest scientists seeking a broad survey of its challenges and achievements. The book contains exercises, numerous illustrations many in colorsummary boxes, and applications to help readers master the subject. Would you like to tell us shapjro a lower price? If you are a seller for this bauumgarte, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Assuming only a basic knowledge of classical general relativity, the book develops the mathematical formalism from first principles, and then highlights some of the pioneering simulations involving black holes and neutron stars, gravitational collapse and gravitational waves. The book contains exercises to help readers master new material as it is presented.

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Numerous illustrations, many in color, assist in visualizing new geometric concepts and highlighting the results of computer simulations. Summary boxes encapsulate some of the most important results for quick reference.

Applications covered include calculations of coalescing binary black holes and binary neutron stars, rotating stars, colliding star clusters, gravitational and magnetorotational collapse, critical phenomena, the generation of gravitational waves, and other topics of current physical and astrophysical significance.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. There are two aspects to this book, at least how I refer to it: As an introduction to the ADM formalism, it stands alone. Then the notion of the Hamiltonian constraint and momentum constraints are introduced, with some intuition given.

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Chapter 3 baimgarte Initial Data” discusses the York time-slicing a. Mass, momentum, and angular momentum is numericall in light of the problems of coordinate independence.

I frequently refer this book to my friends who need to baumgart the ADM formalism, it is the best introduction to the subject.

The numerical analysis is equally as delightful. Beware, though, of minor typos e. The math appears to be correct, the reasoning justified. Just sparse spelling errors. I shappiro looking for a book to use for my independent study students, and found this.

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