Quantum Monte Carlo Methods in Physics and Chemistry / Edition 1

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This book contains lectures on the basic theory and applications of qu antum Monte Carlo methods, with contributions written by authorities i n the field. Although tutorial in nature, it includes current developm ents. Both continuum systems and lattice models are covered. The appli cations include atomic, molecular, and solid state physics, statistica l and low-temperature physics, and nuclear structure. Suitable for Ph. D. students and beyond.

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Contains material presented in a series of mini-courses at a July 1998 NATO advanced study institute. Although the program is primarily pedagogic in nature, several of the lectures present recent developments not previously published. Among the techniques reviewed in the 17 contributions are stochastic diagonalization, variational Monte Carlo in solids, static response of homogenous quantum fluids by diffusion Monte Carlo, equilibrium and dynamical path integral methods, fermion Monte Carlo, quantum Monte Carlo in nuclear physics, and serial and parallel random number generation. This volume is a companion to . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792355526
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/1998
  • Series: Nato Science Series C: (closed), #525
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 467
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Basics, Quantum Monte Carlo and Statistical Mechanics; M.P. Nightingale. 2. Shastic Diagonalization; H. de Raedt, et al. 3. World-Line Quantum Monte Carlo; R.T. Scalettar. 4. Variational Monte Carlo in Solids; S. Fahy. 5. Variational Monte Carlo Basics and Applications to Atoms and Molecules; C.J. Umrigar. 6. Calculations of Exchange Frequencies with Path Integral Monte Carlo: Solid 3He Adsorbed on Graphite; B. Bernu, D. Ceperley. 7. Static Response of Homogeneous Quantum Fluids by Diffusion Monte Carlo; G. Senatore, et al. 8. Equilibrium and Dynamical Path Integral Methods: An Introduction; J.D. Doll, et al. 9. Diffusion Monte Carlo; L. Mitas. 10. Fermion Monte Carlo; M.H. Kalos, F. Pederiva. 11. Quantum Monte Carlo in Nuclear Physics; J. Carlson. 12. Reputation Quantum Monte Carlo: A Round-Trip Tour from Classical Diffusion to Quantum Mechanics; S. Baroni, S. Moroni. 13. Quantum Monte Carlo for Lattice Fermions; A. Muramatsu. 14. Phase Separation in the 2D Hubbard Model: A Challenging Application of Fixed-Node QMC; G.B. Bachelet, A.C. Cosentini. 15. Constrained Path Monte Carlo for Fermions; Shiwei Zhang. 16. Serial and Parallel Random Number Generation; M. Mascagni. 17. Fixed-Node DMC for Fermions on a Lattice: Application to Doped Fullerides; E. Koch, et al. 18. Index.

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