Review to be published in "Tidal effects in Astronomy and Astrophysics", Lecture Notes in Physics.
astro-ph/1005.1100

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SIMULATING GALAXY CLUSTERS

Michael L. Norman


Physics Department and CASS, UC San Diego, USA


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

COSMOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK AND PERTURBATION GROWTH IN THE LINEAR REGIME
Cosmological standard model
The Linear power spectrum
Growth of fluctuations in the linear regime

ANALYTIC MODELS FOR NONLINEAR GROWTH, VIRIAL SCALING RELATIONS, AND HALO STATISTICS
Nonlinearity defined
Spherical Top-Hat Model
Virial Scaling Relations
Statistics of hierarchical clustering: Press-Schechter theory
Validating the Halo Mass Function using N-body Simulations
Application to galaxy clusters

NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF GAS IN GALAXY CLUSTERS
Dynamic range considerations
Simulating cluster formation
Numerical methods overview
Structure of nonradiative clusters: the Santa Barbara test cluster
Effect of additional physics

RECENT PROGRESS IN GALAXY CLUSTER MODELING
Improved Treatment of Galaxy Feedback: GALCONS
AGN Feedback: X-ray Cavity Formation by a Magnetized Jet
ICM Turbulence
Origin of Cluster-Wide Magnetic Fields

STATISTICAL ENSEMBLES AND LIGHTCONES
Mock SZE Surveys

REFERENCES

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