General relativistic magnetohydrodynamics for the numerical construction of dynamical spacetimes

Thomas W. Baumgarte, Stuart L. Shapiro

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Abstract

We assemble the equations of general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in 3 + 1 form. These consist of the complete coupled set of Maxwell's equations for the electromagnetic field, Einstein's equations for the gravitational field, and the equations of relativistic MHD for a perfectly conducting ideal gas. The adopted form of the equations is suitable for evolving numerically a relativistic MHD fluid in a dynamical spacetime characterized by a strong gravitational field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)921-929
Number of pages9
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume585
Issue number2 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 2003

Keywords

  • MHD
  • Relativity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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