Computational Methods in Physics, Chemistry and Biology: An Introduction / Edition 1

Computational Methods in Physics, Chemistry and Biology: An Introduction / Edition 1

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by Paul Harrison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471495638

ISBN-13: 9780471495635

Pub. Date: 12/04/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Computational Methods in Physics, Chemistry and Biology offers an accessible introduction to key computational techniques used within science, including quantum mechanics, dynamics, evolutionary methods and molecular dynamics. Assuming only a limited background in computational methods, this book provides the reader with a series of comprehensive examples, problems

Overview

Computational Methods in Physics, Chemistry and Biology offers an accessible introduction to key computational techniques used within science, including quantum mechanics, dynamics, evolutionary methods and molecular dynamics. Assuming only a limited background in computational methods, this book provides the reader with a series of comprehensive examples, problems and practical-based tasks from the basics through to more complex ideas and techniques.

Beginning with an introduction to a numerical solution of Schr?dinger's Equation the text moves on to discuss perturbation theory, variational calculations, diffusion, dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations and genetic algorithms. Aimed at those new to the field, the book will enable the reader to develop and implement computational methods for the solutions of a range of problems in science.

Features:

* An accessible introduction covering a range of essential techniques applicable to key problems

* Numerous examples, problems and practical-based exercises.

* A supplementary website including solutions

This is essential reading for undergraduates taking courses in computational physics, or numerical methods. Also useful to students studying engineering, applied mathematics, computational chemistry and mathematical biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471495635
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/04/2001
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
9.69(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Numerical Solutions to Schrö dinger's Equation

Approximate Methods

Matrix Methods

Deterministic Simulations

Stochastic Simulations

Percolation Theory

Evolutionary Methods

Molecular Dynamics

Appendices

References

Index

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