This paper gives an overview of numerical methods for special relativistichydrodynamics (SRHD). First, a short summary of special relativity is given. Next, the SRHD equations are introduced. The exact solution for the SRHD Riemann problem is described. This solution is used in a Godunov scheme to compute solutions for two test problems. Finally, a short description is given of numerical methods used so far in SRHD.

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van Odyck, D. (2002). Review of numerical special relativistic hydrodynamics. Modelling, Analysis and Simulation [MAS]. CWI.