Graduate Texts in Physics

Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics

An Introduction

Authors: Binder, Kurt, Heermann, Dieter

  • This updated 5th edition of this successful graduate textbook now covers quantum Monte Carlo methods as well as classical methods
  • Authored by pioneers in the development of Monte Carlo simulations
  • Summarizes the basics and current state of the art in Monte Carlo simulations
  • Covers problems of statistical physics, quantum physics and chemistry
  • Includes useful reference to researchers
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About this Textbook

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 methods and 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 awarded the Berni J. Alder CECAM Award for Computational Physics 2001 as well as the Boltzmann Medal in 2007. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Purpose and Scope of This Volume, and Some General Comments

    Binder, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Theoretical Foundations of the Monte Carlo Method and Its Applications in Statistical Physics

    Binder, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 5-67

  • Guide to Practical Work with the Monte Carlo Method

    Binder, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 69-110

  • Some Important Recent Developments of the Monte Carlo Methodology

    Binder, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 111-130

  • Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations: An Introduction

    Binder, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 131-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03163-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03163-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03162-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26446-7
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XIV, 202
Additional Information
Originally published as volume 80 in the series: Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences
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