Computational Physics

Computational Physics

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First published in 2007, this second edition describes the computational methods used in theoretical physics. New sections were added to cover finite element methods and lattice Boltzmann simulation, density functional theory, quantum molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulation, and diagonalisation of one-dimensional quantum systems. It covers many different areas of physics research and different computational methodologies, including computational methods such as Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics, various electronic structure methodologies, methods for solving partial differential equations, and lattice gauge theory. Throughout the book the relations between the methods used in different fields of physics are emphasised. Several new programs are described and can be downloaded from The book requires a background in elementary programming, numerical analysis, and field theory, as well as undergraduate knowledge of condensed matter theory and statistical physics. It will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in theoretical, computational and experimental physics.where the numbers c, - are all equal to 0 or 1. We see that ... This maximum length is obtained for special combinations of the numbers c, -. Of course ... Before the generator (B.4) can be started, the first n random numbers have to be known already. ... As a first example we consider a generator with a Gaussian distribution:anbsp;...

Title:Computational Physics
Author:Jos Thijssen
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-03-22


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