Computational Statistical Physics

Author: K.-H. Hoffmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662048043
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In recent years statistical physics has made significant progress as a result of advances in numerical techniques. While good textbooks exist on the general aspects of statistical physics, the numerical methods and the new developments based on large-scale computing are not usually adequately presented. In this book 16 experts describe the application of methods of statistical physics to various areas in physics such as disordered materials, quasicrystals, semiconductors, and also to other areas beyond physics, such as financial markets, game theory, evolution, and traffic planning, in which statistical physics has recently become significant. In this way the universality of the underlying concepts and methods such as fractals, random matrix theory, time series, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, becomes clear. The topics are covered by introductory, tutorial presentations.

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Macromolecular Systems

Author: Michael Bachmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014476
Format: PDF
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The structural mechanics of proteins that fold into functional shapes, polymers that aggregate and form clusters, and organic macromolecules that bind to inorganic matter can only be understood through statistical physics and thermodynamics. This book reviews the statistical mechanics concepts and tools necessary for the study of structure formation processes in macromolecular systems that are essentially influenced by finite-size and surface effects. Readers are introduced to molecular modeling approaches, advanced Monte Carlo simulation techniques, and systematic statistical analyses of numerical data. Applications to folding, aggregation, and substrate adsorption processes of polymers and proteins are discussed in great detail. Particular emphasis is placed on the reduction of complexity by coarse-grained modeling, which allows for the efficient, systematic investigation of structural phases and transitions. Providing insight into modern research at this interface between physics, chemistry, biology, and nanotechnology, this book is an excellent reference for graduate students and researchers.

Statistical Mechanics Algorithms and Computations

Author: Werner Krauth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198515367
Format: PDF
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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.

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics Mechanics Classical to Monte Carlo Methods

Author: George L. Trigg
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 9783527281329
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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EAP's Seal of Approval EAP is sponsored by the * American Institute of Physics * German Physical Society * Japan Society of Applied Physics * Physical Society of Japan First work of its kind to approach physics from the standpoint of technical and industrial applications - Comprehensive and detailed coverage of the entire field of applied physics in an easily accessible form - Unique and highly useful classification system - Supplements guarantee that all articles remain up-to-date. Each article contains: - a detailed table of contents - a glossary of unfamiliar terms - a detailed reference list - a guide to further reading - Numerous cross-references - Uniform terms, abbreviations, symbols, and units