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Relativistic Hydrodynamics

Luciano Rezzolla and Olindo Zanotti


The book provides a lively and approachable introduction to the main concepts and techniques of relativistic hydrodynamics in a form which will appeal to physicists at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with the physical aspects of relativistic hydrodynamics, touching on fundamental topics such as kinetic theory, equations of state, mathematical aspects of hyperbolic partial differential equations, linear and nonlinear waves in fluids, reaction fronts, and the treatment of non-ideal fluids. The second part provides an intr ... More

Keywords: Relativity, hydrodynamics, hyperbolic systems, nonlinear waves, high-resolution shock-capturing methods, Riemann solvers, high-order, accretion disks, binary systems, gravitational waves

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198528906
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528906.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luciano Rezzolla, author
Institute for Theoretical Physics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Olindo Zanotti, author
Research Associate, University of Trento