Abstract

In the context of the recently developed “equation-free” approach to computer-assisted analysis of complex systems, we extract the self-similar solution describing core collapse of a stellar system from numerical experiments. The technique allows us to side-step the core “bounce” that occurs in direct N-body simulations due to the small-N correlations that develop in the late stages of collapse, and hence to follow the evolution well into the self-similar regime.

Publication Date

8-19-2005

Comments

Also archived in: arXiv: astro-ph/0504546 v2 6 May 2005 This work was supported by grants AST-0206031, AST-0420920, AST-0437519, and CTS-0205484 from the NSF, grants NNG04GJ48G and NAG 5-10842 from NASA, and grant HST-AR-09519.01-A from STScI. Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Article

Department, Program, or Center

School of Physics and Astronomy (COS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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