Volume 405, Number 2, July II 2003
|Page(s)||711 - 721|
|Section||Stellar structure and evolution|
|Published online||19 June 2003|
Highly accurate calculation of rotating neutron stars
Detailed description of the numerical methods
Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut, University of Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena, Germany
Corresponding author: M. Ansorg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 16 April 2003
We give a detailed description of the recently developed multi-domain spectral method for constructing highly accurate general-relativistic models of rapidly rotating stars. For both “ordinary” and “critical” configurations, we show using representative examples, how the accuracy improves as the order of the approximation increases. As well as homogeneous fluid bodies, we also discuss models of polytropic and strange stars.
Key words: stars: rotation / stars: neutron / gravitation / relativity / methods: numerical
© ESO, 2003
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