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A. I. MacFadyen, R. D. Blandford (Caltech)
Numerical simulations of relativistic magnetized plasma in the force free limit are presented. A new numerical code ("3-FORM") has been constructed to study time-dependent force-free plasma in diverse astrophysical environments. These include magnetospheres surrounding compact objects and associated outflows. The code, which is pseudo-spectral, three-dimensional and written for arbitrary coordinate systems will be described along with the preliminary calculations.
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