The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications

Numerical Methods for Polymeric Systems

Editors: Whittington, Stuart G. (Ed.)

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Polymers occur in many different states and their physical properties are strongly correlated with their conformations. The theoretical investigation of the conformational properties of polymers is a difficult task and numerical methods play an important role in this field. This book contains contributions from a workshop on numerical methods for polymeric systems, held at the IMA in May 1996, which brought together chemists, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists and statisticians with a common interest in numerical methods. The two major approaches used in the field are molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods, and the book includes reviews of both approaches as well as applications to particular polymeric systems. The molecular dynamics approach solves the Newtonian equations of motion of the polymer, giving direct information about the polymer dynamics as well as about static properties. The Monte Carlo approaches discussed in this book all involve sampling along a Markov chain defined on the configuration space of the system. An important feature of the book is the treatment of Monte Carlo methods, including umbrella sampling and multiple Markov chain methods, which are useful for strongly interacting systems such as polymers at low temperatures and in compact phases. The book is of interest to workers in polymer statistical mechanics and also to a wider audience interested in numerical methods and their application in polymeric systems.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Numerical Methods for Polymeric Systems
Editors
  • Stuart G. Whittington
Series Title
The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications
Series Volume
102
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1704-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1704-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98557-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7249-6
Series ISSN
0940-6573
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 223
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