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

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Overview

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 thermo-dynamic properties of various systems. This book describes the theoretical background to several variants of these Monte Carlo methods and gives a systematic presentation from which newcomers can learn to perform such simulations and to analyze their results. This fourth edition has been updated and a new chapter on Monte Carlo simulation of quantum-mechanical problems has been added.
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Binder and Heermann deal with the computer simulation of thermodynamic properties of many-body condensed-matter systems using random number generators. Covers the theoretical background, performing simulation, and analysis of results. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642031625
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 8/24/2010
  • Series: Graduate Texts in Physics Series
  • Edition description: 5th ed. 2010
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Purpose and Scope of this Volume, and Some General Comments 1
2 Theoretical Foundations of the Monte Carlo Method and Its Applications in Statistical Physics 5
3 Guide to Practical Work with the Monte Carlo Method 69
4 Some Important Recent Developments of the Monte Carlo Methodology 115
5 Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations: An Introduction 137
A.1 Algorithm for the Random Walk Problem 159
A.2 Algorithm for Cluster Identification 160
References 165
Bibliography 175
Subject Index 177
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