Astro 496

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Assignment 3 - Chemistry Solver

Due: 2018-05-04

Your next assignment is to develop an ODE solver that follows the evolution of the nine species of H, H+, H-, He, He+, He++, H2, H2+ and e-.

You can use the Grackle method paper for this assignment.

You will have until May 4. (May the Fourth be with you.)

You should produce the following items:


Your code must be documented; this does not mean extensive comments, but it does mean that each routine must have a brief outline of what it is doing. You must also provide a notebook or other report that walks through how to utilize the code and what to expect.

You must evaluate the following items: