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
     
 

Computational Methods in Physics, Chemistry ahd Biology offers an accessible introducton 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

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Computational Methods in Physics, Chemistry ahd Biology offers an accessible introducton 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 pertubation 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 undergraudates taking courses in computational physics, or numerical methods. Also useful to students studying engineering, applied mathematics, computational chemistry and mathematical biology.

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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
About the author
About the book
Introduction
1Numerical Solutions to Schrodinger's Equation1
2Approximate Methods45
3Matrix Methods71
4Deterministic Simulations91
5Stochastic Simulations115
6Percolation Theory131
7Evolutionary Methods149
8Molecular Dynamics169
App. AFORTRAN implementation of the shooting method189
App. B[del][superscript 2] in spherical polar coordinates191
App. CA comment on the computer sourcecodes193
App. DNote for tutors195
References197
Index199

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