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Basic Concepts in Computational Physics

Authors: Stickler, Benjamin A., Schachinger, Ewald

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  • Now with ready to use C++ program code available online
  • Contains heavily expanded chapters on molecular dynamics, PDEs, random generators, Monte Carlo applications, data analysis and data optimization
  • Presents deterministic methods are presented on a par with stochastic methods
  • Mathematically precise, but driven by the needs of physicists
  • Extensive appendices deepen the knowledge and present the mathematical basis
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About this Textbook

This new edition is a concise introduction to the basic methods of computational physics. Readers will discover the benefits of numerical methods for solving complex mathematical problems and for the direct simulation of physical processes.

The book is divided into two main parts: Deterministic methods and stochastic methods in computational physics. Based on concrete problems, the first part discusses numerical differentiation and integration, as well as the treatment of ordinary differential equations. This is extended by a brief introduction to the numerics of partial differential equations. The second part deals with the generation of random numbers, summarizes the basics of stochastics, and subsequently introduces Monte-Carlo (MC) methods. Specific emphasis is on MARKOV chain MC algorithms. The final two chapters discuss data analysis and stochastic optimization. All this is again motivated and augmented by applications from physics. In addition, the book offers a number of appendices to provide the reader with information on topics not discussed in the main text.

Numerous problems with worked-out solutions, chapter introductions and summaries, together with a clear and application-oriented style support the reader. Ready to use C++ codes are provided online.

About the authors

Ewald Schachinger is a Professor in the Institute for Theoretical and Computational Physics in Graz University of Technology, Austria. 
Benjamin A. Stickler is a Professor in the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. 

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-27265-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-27263-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80103-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basic Concepts in Computational Physics
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27265-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27265-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-27263-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80103-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 409
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