Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics: An Introduction / Edition 5
  • Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics: An Introduction / Edition 5
  • Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics: An Introduction / Edition 5

Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics: An Introduction / Edition 5

by Kurt Binder, Dieter Heermann
     
 

ISBN-10: 3642031625

ISBN-13: 9783642031625

Pub. Date: 08/24/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics deals with the computer simulation of many-body systems in condensed-matter physics and related fields of physics, chemistry and beyond, to traffic flows, stock market fluctuations, etc.). Using random numbers generated by a computer, probability distributions are calculated, allowing the estimation of the thermodynamic

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Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics deals with the computer simulation of many-body systems in condensed-matter physics and related fields of physics, chemistry and beyond, to traffic flows, stock market fluctuations, etc.). Using random numbers generated by a computer, probability distributions are calculated, allowing the estimation of the thermodynamic properties of various systems. This book describes the theoretical background to several variants of these Monte Carlo methodsand gives a systematic presentation from which newcomers can learn to perform such simulations and to analyze their results. The fifth edition covers Classical as well as Quantum Monte Carlo methods. Furthermore a new chapter on the sampling of free energy landscapes has been added. To help students in their work a special web server has been installed to host programs and discussion groups (http://wwwcp.tphys.uni-heidelberg.de). Prof. Binder was the winner of the Berni J. Alder CECAM Award for Computational Physics 2001 as well as the Boltzmann Medal in 2007.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642031625
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Series:
Graduate Texts in Physics Series
Edition description:
5th ed. 2010
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Purpose and Scope of This Volume, and Some General Comments.- Theoretical Foundations of the Monte Carlo Method and Its Applications in Statistical Physics.- Guide to Practical Work with the Monte Carlo Method.- Some Important Recent Developments of the Monte Carlo Methodology.- Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations: An Introduction.- Monte Carlo Methods for the Sampling of Free Energy Landscapes.

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