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Neutron star simulation

  1. Sep 28, 2006 #1
    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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  3. Sep 29, 2006 #2

    George Jones

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    Have you tried Black Holes, White Dwarfs, and Neutron Stars, by Shapiro and Teukolsky?
     
  4. Sep 29, 2006 #3
    Hey, not yet. I am trying to avoid buying a book at the moment because getting them to South Africa is a bit expensive.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2006 #4
    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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