Astrophysics (index)

Computational Astrophysics

(astrophysical study through computer modeling)

Computers are heavily used to model astrophysical phenomena, and Computational Astrophysics is a term for the practice. Among model targets are stars, disks (e.g., Protoplanetary Disks), galaxies, Galaxy Clusters (CL), Black Holes (BH), Compact Objects, and Cosmological simulations of the entire universe. Methods include N-Body Simulation, Semi-Analytic Model (SAM), Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR), Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), and Hydrodynamics models.

Example software:


(simulation)
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