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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-12268

Romeo, A; Agertz, O; Moore, B; Stadel, J (2008). Discreteness effects in ΛCDM simulations. A wavelet-statistical view. Astrophysical Journal, 686(1):1-12.

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Abstract

The effects of particle discreteness in N-body ΛCDM simulations are still an intensively debated issue. In this paper we explore such effects, taking into account the scatter caused by the randomness of the initial conditions and focusing on the statistical properties of the cosmological density field. For this purpose, we run large sets of ΛCDM simulations and analyze them using a wide variety of diagnostics, including new and powerful wavelet statistics. Among other facts, we point out (1) that dynamical evolution does not propagate discreteness noise up from the small scales at which it is introduced and (2) that one should aim to satisfy the condition epsilon ~ 2d, where epsilon is the force resolution and d is the interparticle distance. We clarify what such a condition means and how to implement it in modern cosmological codes

Other titles:Discreteness effects in lambda cold dark matter simulations: a wavelet-statistical view
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Theoretical Physics
DDC:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:October 2008
Deposited On:18 Feb 2009 17:21
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 22:56
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing
ISSN:0004-637X
Publisher DOI:10.1086/591236
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/0804.0294
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 17
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