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Scaling Relations in 2+1 Dimensional Relativistic Turbulence / Electromagnetic Emission from Magnetized Two-Dipole Neutron Stars

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dc.contributor.advisor Poisson, Eric
dc.contributor.author Westernacher-Schneider, John
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-16T19:04:04Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-16T19:04:04Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-08
dc.date.created 2014-08-28
dc.date.issued 2014-09-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8471
dc.description.abstract Part I: Relativistic hydrodynamic turbulence has both direct applications, such as in astrophysical jets or accretion, and indirect ones, such as in the fluid-gravity correspondence. We clarify and extend some recently derived scaling relations in relativistic hydrodynamics to 2+1 dimensions. We also perform simulations in an effort to measure the relations we have derived. Due to statistical difficulties, the numerical results are inconclusive. Part II: Electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave signals provide an opportunity to probe physics under extreme conditions, but a phenomenological understanding is currently lacking. We simulate a rotating neutron star with the magnetic field of two offset dipoles, similar to dipolar binary merger scenarios, in order to measure the spin-dependence of the luminosity. We find powers of 3.82 and 4.20 for the aligned and anti-aligned cases, respectively. These values are commensurate with dimensional estimates, but incommensurate with the values reported in. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.subject turbulence en_US
dc.subject relativity en_US
dc.subject correlation functions en_US
dc.subject neutron star en_US
dc.subject dipole en_US
dc.subject magnetic field en_US
dc.subject luminosity en_US
dc.title Scaling Relations in 2+1 Dimensional Relativistic Turbulence / Electromagnetic Emission from Magnetized Two-Dipole Neutron Stars en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Physics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Physics en_US
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dc.degree.grantor University of Guelph en_US


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