|When:||Lecture: Thursday, 14 c.t. – 16|
|Exercises: weekly by appointment|
|Where:||Lecture: Argelander-Institut für Astronomie; Room 0.006|
|Exercises: Argelander-Institut für Astronomie; CIP-Pool|
|Prerequisites:||Vordiploma or BSc in physics|
|Comments:||This course corresponds to course astro854 in the M.Ap. programme.|
|Contents:||The aim of this course is to impart knowledge how different stellar dynamical systems such as planetary systems, non-hierarchical few-body systems, star clusters and galaxies are integrated numerically. The students will learn what kind of algorithms are used to integrate a particular stellar system as well as how to use state of the art software for scientific research.|
1) Lecture notes will be provided.
2) S.J. Aarseth: Gravitational N-body Simulations: Tools and Algorithms (Cambridge University Press, 2003).