I am interested in the hydrodynamical and N-body simulations, and I want to use simulation results to examine the theoretical models.

Hence I am searching for some helpful and instructive books and lectures for learning relevant numerical methods, such as:

  • cloud-in-cell interpolation scheme
  • the process of calculating the power spectrum
  • data visualization

and similar. How might I best find resources like these?


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I found these two resources very helpful: Lecture notes on Cosmological Simulations by Oliver Hahn


A more summarized form :


  • $\begingroup$ Link-only answers are discouraged on Stack Exchange, please elaborate on your answer by citing text from the website. $\endgroup$
    – WarpPrime
    Apr 20, 2022 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ @fasterthanlight consider that this is a resource-request question and that these two documents are long (50 & 27 pages) and quite dense. Is it really practical to try to find some small bit of each one to quote here that could at all improve the answer? I think in this particular case the answer is fine as-is. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Apr 21, 2022 at 1:14

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