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ISBN-13: | 9781107677135 |
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Publisher: | Cambridge University Press |

Publication date: | 10/10/2013 |

Edition description: | 2nd Revised ed. |

Pages: | 634 |

Product dimensions: | 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d) |

## About the Author

Jos Thijssen is a lecturer at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology.

## Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Quantum scattering with a spherically symmetric potential; 3. The variational method for the Schrödinger equation; 4. The Hartree–Fock method; 5. Density functional theory; 6. Solving the Schrödinger equation in periodic solids; 7. Classical equilibrium statistical mechanics; 8. Molecular dynamics simulations; 9. Quantum molecular dynamics; 10. The Monte Carlo method; 11. Transfer matrix and diagonalisation of spin chains; 12. Quantum Monte Carlo methods; 13. The infinite element method for partial differential equations; 14. The lattice Boltzmann method for fluid dynamics; 15. Computational methods for lattice field theories; 16. High performance computing and parallelism; Appendix A. Numerical methods; Appendix B. Random number generators; References; Index.## What People are Saying About This

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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 numerical techniques for putting these machines to use. Furthermore, physics departments will need to augment their curricula to provide students with the skills needed to perform research using computers … In Computational Physics, Joseph M. Thijssen has produced a book that is well suited to meeting these needs … This book makes it easier to approach a new topic and encourages the reader to consider a modular approach when writing programs.' Physics Today