The Cambridge N-Body Lectures

  • Sverre J. Aarseth
  • Christopher A. Tout
  • Rosemary A. Mardling

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 760)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Sverre J. Aarseth
    Pages 1-30
  3. Michael Fellhauer
    Pages 159-169
  4. Michael Fellhauer
    Pages 171-179
  5. Pavel Kroupa
    Pages 181-259
  6. Christopher A. Tout
    Pages 261-282
  7. Jarrod R. Hurley
    Pages 283-296
  8. Christopher A. Tout
    Pages 297-319
  9. Jarrod R. Hurley
    Pages 321-332
  10. Ross Church
    Pages 333-345
  11. Rainer Spurzem, Ingo Berentzen, Peter Berczik, David Merritt, Pau Amaro-Seoane, Stefan Harfst et al.
    Pages 377-389
  12. Francesco Cancelliere, Vicki Johnson, Sverre Aarseth
    Pages 391-397
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 399-402

About this book


Published under the auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society, this volume contains a set of extensive school tested lectures, with the aim to give a coherent and thorough background knowledge of the subject and to introduce the latest developments in N-body computational astrophysics.

The topics cover a wide range from the classical few-body problem with discussions of resonance, chaos and stability to realistic modelling of star clusters as well as descriptions of codes, algorithms and special hardware for N-body simulations.

This collection of topics, related to the gravitational N-body problem, will prove useful to both students and researchers in years to come.


astrophysics cluster collision computational astrophysics gravitation n-body code n-body problem star clusters stellar evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Sverre J. Aarseth
    • 1
  • Christopher A. Tout
    • 1
  • Rosemary A. Mardling
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Cambridge Institute of AstronomyCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Mathematical SciencesMonash UniversityVictoria 3800

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