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Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computations

Werner Krauth

14 September 2006

ISBN: 9780198515364

360 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Oxford Master Series in Physics

Price: £32.49

This book discusses the computational approach in modern statistical physics, adopting simple language and an attractive format with many illustrations, tables and printed algorithms. The style will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in the physical sciences. The focus is on orientation, with implementation details kept to a minimum.

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This book discusses the computational approach in modern statistical physics, adopting simple language and an attractive format with many illustrations, tables and printed algorithms. The style will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in the physical sciences. The focus is on orientation, with implementation details kept to a minimum.

  • Easily accessible undergraduate introduction to computational statistical physics today
  • In-depth treatment of broad variety of modern subjects
  • Pedagogical, uniform approach to subject, written by experienced teacher and expert of the field
  • Optimized for readability, completely self-contained
  • Useful for teaching and learning
  • Please see the companion website for schematic code, numerical tables, and image sequences.

About the Author(s)

Werner Krauth, CNRS - Laboratoire de Physique de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

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Table of Contents

    1:Monte Carlo Methods
    2:Hard Disks and Spheres
    3:Density Matrices and Path Integrals
    4:The Bose Gas
    5:Order and Disorder in Spin Systems
    6:Entropic Forces
    7:Dynamic Monte-Carlo Methods

Reviews

"This book is the best one I have reviewed all year." - Alan Hinchliffe, Physical Sciences Educational Reviews

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