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Graduate Texts in Physics

Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics

An Introduction

Authors: Binder, Kurt, Heermann, Dieter

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  • 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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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)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Purpose and Scope of This Volume, and Some General Comments

    Pages 1-4

    Binder, Professor Dr. Kurt (et al.)

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

    Pages 5-67

    Binder, Professor Dr. Kurt (et al.)

  • Guide to Practical Work with the Monte Carlo Method

    Pages 69-110

    Binder, Professor Dr. Kurt (et al.)

  • Some Important Recent Developments of the Monte Carlo Methodology

    Pages 111-130

    Binder, Professor Dr. Kurt (et al.)

  • Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations: An Introduction

    Pages 131-152

    Binder, Professor Dr. Kurt (et al.)

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eBook 51,16 €
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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
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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