Confirmation of Quiet Pulsar Model by the Boundary Element Method
Abstract
A method for solving the forcefree surface problem for the pulsar magnetosphere is outlined. The given formulation is extended to an oblique rotator problem. Since we solve equation subject to the boundary values—i.e., the boundary element method (BEM) developed in Paper I is used—we can directly determine the forcefree surface. Another merit of this method rests in the fact that we only use a twodimensional grid, in spite of the problem being threedimensional. A numerical calculation has been performed to confirm the solution by the particle method (KrausePolstorff and Michel, 1985).
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 November 1989
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00653564
 Bibcode:
 1989Ap&SS.161..187S
 Keywords:

 Boundary Element Method;
 Computational Astrophysics;
 Pulsars;
 Stellar Magnetospheres;
 Stellar Models;
 Toroidal Plasmas;
 Boundary Value Problems;
 Charged Particles;
 Magnetic Dipoles;
 Mathematical Models;
 Polarization (Charge Separation);
 Astrophysics