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Neutron star simulation

by Karliski
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Karliski
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Sep28-06, 04:55 PM
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Does anyone know of a good reference regarding solving the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkov equations for neutron stars? Most things I find are either too elementary and others skip multiple steps. I think the EoS to use should be that of a Fermi gas model, but I am not sure.
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Sep29-06, 12:36 PM
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Have you tried Black Holes, White Dwarfs, and Neutron Stars, by Shapiro and Teukolsky?
Karliski
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Sep29-06, 12:41 PM
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Hey, not yet. I am trying to avoid buying a book at the moment because getting them to South Africa is a bit expensive.

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Sep30-06, 10:27 AM
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Neutron star simulation

I decided to 1st try and model a white dwarf. My problem is that I can't find a good starting pressure to use. Also, can I assume uniform density for a white dwarf? Does the EoS (polytrope) give me central pressure when a value of rho is inserted into it?

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Karl


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