Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics

Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics

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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. The authors provide an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of this method. 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. It also contains a systematic presentation from which newcomers can learn to perform simulations. This fourth edition has been updated and a new chapter on Monte Carlo simulation of quantum-mechanical problems has been added.Schematic phase diagram of a system exhibiting crossover between aquot;ordinaryaquot; critical phenomena along the line Tc(p), ... with the special point, as long as one stays above the dash-dotted curve describing the centre of the crossover region.

Title:Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics
Author:Kurt Binder, Dieter W. Heermann
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2002-01-01


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