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Computational physics

Author: J M Thijssen
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This edition has been fully updated with several new sections and chapters. It covers many different areas of physics research and different computational methodologies. Throughout the book the relations between the methods used in different fields of physics are emphasised.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J M Thijssen
ISBN: 0521833469 9780521833462 0521541069 9780521541060
OCLC Number: 76481480
Description: xv, 620 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Quantum scattering with a spherically symmetric potential --
The variational method for the Schrödinger equation --
The Hartree-Fock method --
Density functional theory --Solving the Schrödinger equation in periodic solids --
Classical equilibrium statistical mechanics --
Molecular dynamics simulations --
Quantum molecular dynamics --
The Monte Carlo method --
Transfer matrix and diagonalisation of spin chains --
Quantum Monte Carlo methods --
The finite element method for partial differential equations --
The lattice Boltzmann method for fluid dynamics --
Computational methods for lattice field theories --
High performance computing and parallelism --
Numerical methods --
Random number generators.
Responsibility: Jos Thijssen.
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First published in 2007, this second edition is for graduate students and researchers in theoretical, computational and experimental physics.  Read more...

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'The growing importance of computational physics to physics research as a whole will depend not only on increasingly powerful computers, but also on the continuing development of algorithms and Read more...

 
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