
Pick Your Problem
 NSNS
 NSBH
 BHBH
 WDanything



Pick Your Dynamics and Treatment of Gravity
 Newtonian
 Post Newtonian
 General relativistic
 Hybrid
 fudge factors



Pick Your Simulation Tool
 Gridbased FiniteDifference
 Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)
 Spectral
 Spatial Resolution
 Variable and/or Adaptive "Mesh"
 Explicit or Implicit Timeintegration



Pick your initial [reproducible] conditions
 Total mass
 Separation
 Mass ratio
 Structural P(r)
(e.g., polytropic index)
 Rochelobe filling factor
(e.g., specific entropy or
r_{max})
 Spinning?
 Orbital eccentricity



How much "microphysics" is included?
 Equation of state
 Radiative/particle transport
 Nuclear physics
 Magnetic fields

