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

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Overview

Providing an accessible introduction to a range of modern computational techniques, this book is perfect for anyone with only a limited knowledge of physics. It leads readers through a series of examples, problems, and practical-based tasks covering the basics to more complex ideas and techniques. The focus is placed on the dynamic area of modern physics, helping readers understand the power and uses of computational physics.
* Leads the reader from a basic introduction to more sophisticated techniques
* Provides the skill-building exercises necessary to tackle more complex problems
* Applies essential techniques to a wide range of key problems

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"within its tightly defined scope, the book is excellent, being both readable and informative" (Chemistry in Britain, January 2002) 

"...The book is fresh in its spirit..." (Zentralblatt Math, Vol.987, No. 12, 2002)

"...an excellent book for undergraduate courses..." (Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, November 2002)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471495628
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

About the Book.

Introduction.

Numerical Solutions to Schrödinger's Equation.

Approximate Methods.

Matrix Methods.

Deterministic Simulations.

Stochastic Simulations.

Percolation Theory.

Evolutionary Methods.

Molecular Dynamics.

Appendix A: FORTRAN Implementation of the Shooting Method.

Appendix B:—in Spherical Polar Coordinates.

Appendix C: A Comment on the Computer Sourcecodes.

Appendix D: Note for Tutors.

References.

Index.

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