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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:17 pm
by Shahram
This is an old but comprehensive book.

Galactic Dynamics and N-Body Simulations
Editors: G. Contopoulos, N. K. Spyrou, L. Vlahos


Library code: QB 856 .A88 1994

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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:57 pm
by Shahram
Galactic Dynamics
Second Edition
James Binney & Scott Tremaine


James Binney, Winner of the 2013 Eddington Medal, Royal Astronomical Society

Since it was first published in 1987, Galactic Dynamics has become the most widely used advanced textbook on the structure and dynamics of galaxies and one of the most cited references in astrophysics. Now, in this extensively revised and updated edition, James Binney and Scott Tremaine describe the dramatic recent advances in this subject, making Galactic Dynamics the most authoritative introduction to galactic astrophysics available to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers.


Preface xiii Chapter 1. Introduction 1 1.1 An overview of the observations 5 1.2 Collisionless systems and the relaxation time 33
The relaxation time 34
1.3 The cosmological context 37

Chapter 2. Potential Theory 55
2.1 General results 56
The potential-energy tensor 59
2.2 Spherical systems 60
2.3 Potential-density pairs for attened systems 72
2.4 Multipole expansion 78
2.5 The potentials of spheroidal and ellipsoidal systems 83
2.6 The potentials of disks 96
2.7 The potential of our Galaxy 110
2.8 Potentials from functional expansions 118
2.9 Poisson solvers for N-body codes 122

Chapter 3. The Orbits of Stars 142
3.1 Orbits in static spherical potentials 143
3.2 Orbits in axisymmetric potentials 159
3.3 Orbits in planar non-axisymmetric potentials 171
3.4 Numerical orbit integration 196
3.5 Angle-action variables 211
3.6 Slowly varying potentials 237
3.7 Perturbations and chaos 243
3.8 Orbits in elliptical galaxies 262

Chapter 4. Equilibria of Collisionless Systems 274
4.1 The collisionless Boltzmann equation 275
4.2 Jeans theorems 283
4.3 DFs for spherical systems 287
4.4 DFs for axisymmetric density distributions 312
4.5 DFs for razor-thin disks 329
4.6 Using actions as arguments of the DF 333
4.7 Particle-based and orbit-based models 338
4.8 The Jeans and virial equations 347
4.9 Stellar kinematics as a mass detector 365
4.10 The choice of equilibrium 376

Chapter 5. Stability of Collisionless Systems 394
5.1 Introduction 394
5.2 The response of homogeneous systems 401
5.3 General theory of the response of stellar systems 417
5.4 The energy principle and secular stability 423
5.5 The response of spherical systems 432
5.6 The stability of uniformly rotating systems 439

Chapter 6. Disk Dynamics and Spiral Structure 456
6.1 Fundamentals of spiral structure 458
6.2 Wave mechanics of differentially rotating disks 481
6.3 Global stability of differentially rotating disks 505
6.4 Damping and excitation of spiral structure 518
6.5 Bars 528
6.6 Warping and buckling of disks 539

Chapter 7. Kinetic Theory 554
7.1 Relaxation processes 555
7.2 General results 559
7.3 The thermodynamics of self-gravitating systems 567
7.4 The Fokker Planck approximation 573
7.5 The evolution of spherical stellar systems 596
7.6 Summary 633

Chapter 8. Collisions and Encounters of Stellar Systems 639
8.1 Dynamical friction 643
8.2 High-speed encounters 655
8.3 Tides 674
8.4 Encounters in stellar disks 685
8.5 Mergers 695

Chapter 9. Galaxy Formation 716
9.1 Linear structure formation 717
9.2 Nonlinear structure formation 733
9.3 N-body simulations of clustering 751
9.4 Star formation and feedback 760
9.5 Conclusions 765

A. Useful numbers 770
B. Mathematical background 771
C. Special functions 785
D. Mechanics 792
E. Delaunay variables for Kepler orbits 805
F. Fluid mechanics 807
G. Discrete Fourier transforms 818
H. The Antonov Lebovitz theorem 822
I. The Doremus Feix Baumann theorem 823
J. Angular-momentum transport in disks 825
K. Derivation of the reduction factor 830
L. The diffusion coefficients 833
M. The distribution of binary energies 838
References 842
Index 857


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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:14 pm
by Shahram
Using MPI, Third Edition


This book offers a thoroughly updated guide to the MPI (Message-Passing Interface) standard library for writing programs for parallel computers. Since the publication of the previous edition of Using MPI, parallel computing has become mainstream. Today, applications run on computers with millions of processors; multiple processors sharing memory and multicore processors with multiple hardware threads per core are common. The MPI-3 Forum recently brought the MPI standard up to date with respect to developments in hardware capabilities, core language evolution, the needs of applications, and experience gained over the years by vendors, implementers, and users. This third edition of Using MPI reflects these changes in both text and example code.

The book takes an informal, tutorial approach, introducing each concept through easy-to-understand examples, including actual code in C and Fortran. Topics include using MPI in simple programs, virtual topologies, MPI datatypes, parallel libraries, and a comparison of MPI with sockets. For the third edition, example code has been brought up to date; applications have been updated; and references reflect the recent attention MPI has received in the literature. A companion volume, Using Advanced MPI, covers more advanced topics, including hybrid programming and coping with large data.


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Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:54 pm
by Shahram

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 12:10 pm
by Shahram
Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Houjun Mo
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Frank van den Bosch
Yale University, Connecticut
Simon White
MPI fur Astrophysik, Munchen

The rapidly expanding field of galaxy formation lies at the interface between astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology. Covering diverse topics from these disciplines, all of which are needed to understand how galaxies form and evolve, this book is ideal for researchers entering the field. Individual chapters explore the evolution of the Universe as a whole and its particle and radiation content; linear and nonlinear growth of cosmic structure; processes affecting the gaseous and dark matter components of galaxies and their stellar populations; the formation of spiral and elliptical galaxies; central supermassive black holes and the activity associated with them; galaxy interactions; and the intergalactic medium. Emphasizing both observational and theoretical aspects, this book provides a coherent introduction for astronomers, cosmologists, and astroparticle physicists to the broad range of science underlying the formation and evolution of galaxies.

1. Introduction;
2. Observational facts;
3. Cosmological background;
4. Cosmological perturbations;
5. Gravitational collapse and collisionless dynamics;
6. Probing the cosmic density field;
7. Formation and structure of dark matter halos;
8. Formation and evolution of gaseous halos;
9. Star formation in galaxies;
10. Stellar populations and chemical evolution;
11. Disk galaxies;
12. Galaxy interactions and transformations;
13. Elliptical galaxies;
14. Active galaxies;
15. Statistical properties of the galaxy population;
16. The intergalactic medium;

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 12:31 pm
by Shahram
Star Formation in Galaxy Evolution: Connecting Numerical Models to Reality
by Nickolay Y. Gnedin (Author), Simon C. O. Glover (Author), Ralf S. Klessen (Author), Volker Springel (Author), Yves Revaz (Editor), Pascale Jablonka (Editor), Romain Teyssier (Editor), Lucio Mayer (Editor)

This book contains the elaborated and updated versions of the 24 lectures given at the 43rd Saas-Fee Advanced Course. Written by four eminent scientists in the field, the book reviews the physical processes related to star formation, starting from cosmological down to galactic scales. It presents a detailed description of the interstellar medium and its link with the star formation. And it describes the main numerical computational techniques designed to solve the equations governing self-gravitating fluids used for modelling of galactic and extra-galactic systems. This book provides a unique framework which is needed to develop and improve the simulation techniques designed for understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies. Presented in an accessible manner it contains the present day state of knowledge of the field. It serves as an entry point and key reference to students and researchers in astronomy, cosmology, and physics.

Modeling Physical Processes at Galactic Scales and Above
Physical Processes in the Interstellar Medium
High Performance Computing and Numerical Modelling

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:20 pm
by Shahram
Gravitational N-Body Simulations: Tools and Algorithms

This book discusses in detail all the relevant numerical methods for the classical N-body problem. It demonstrates how to develop clear and elegant algorithms for models of gravitational systems, and explains the fundamental mathematical tools needed to describe the dynamics of a large number of mutually attractive particles. Particular attention is given to the techniques needed to model astrophysical phenomena such as close encounters and the dynamics of black hole binaries. The author reviews relevant work in the field and covers applications to the problems of planetary formation and star cluster dynamics, both of Pleiades type and globular clusters. Self-contained and pedagogical, this book is suitable for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics, astronomy and cosmology.

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:18 pm
by Shahram
Parallel Scientific Computing in C++ and MPI

A Seamless Approach to Parallel Algorithms and their Implementation

George Em Karniadakis, Brown University, Rhode Island
Robert M. Kirby II, University of Utah

Read more at This link


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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:09 pm
by Shahram
We are, Numerical Recipes Software. We are one of the oldest continuously operating sites on the Web, with the historic former domain dating back to 1993, one of the first 25,000 domains in the Internet. (Today, that number is about 200,000,000.) In partnership with Cambridge University Press, we develop the Numerical Recipes series of books on scientific computing and related software products.


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Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:57 am
by Shahram
The Elements of
Statistical Learning:
Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction.

Second Edition- February 2009

Trevor Hastie- Robert Tibshirani- Jerome Friedman