© 1986

Monte Carlo Methods in Statistical Physics

  • Kurt Binder

Part of the Topics in Current Physics book series (TCPHY, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. D. Levesque, J. J. Weis, J. P. Hansen
    Pages 47-120
  3. D. M. Ceperley, M. H. Kalos
    Pages 145-194
  4. H. Müller-Krumbhaar
    Pages 195-223
  5. H. Müller-Krumbhaar
    Pages 261-299
  6. K. Binder, D. Stauffer
    Pages 301-336
  7. D. P. Landau
    Pages 337-355
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 393-415

About this book


In the seven years since this volume first appeared. there has been an enormous expansion of the range of problems to which Monte Carlo computer simulation methods have been applied. This fact has already led to the addition of a companion volume ("Applications of the Monte Carlo Method in Statistical Physics", Topics in Current Physics. Vol . 36), edited in 1984, to this book. But the field continues to develop further; rapid progress is being made with respect to the implementation of Monte Carlo algorithms, the construction of special-purpose computers dedicated to exe­ cute Monte Carlo programs, and new methods to analyze the "data" generated by these programs. Brief descriptions of these and other developments, together with numerous addi­ tional references, are included in a new chapter , "Recent Trends in Monte Carlo Simulations" , which has been written for this second edition. Typographical correc­ tions have been made and fuller references given where appropriate, but otherwise the layout and contents of the other chapters are left unchanged. Thus this book, together with its companion volume mentioned above, gives a fairly complete and up­ to-date review of the field. It is hoped that the reduced price of this paperback edition will make it accessible to a wide range of scientists and students in the fields to which it is relevant: theoretical phYSics and physical chemistry , con­ densed-matter physics and materials science, computational physics and applied mathematics, etc.


Gauge theory Lattice gauge theory Monte Carlo method Potential Renormalization group Theoretical physics statistical physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Kurt Binder
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikJohannes-Gutenberg-UniversitätMainz 1Fed. Rep. of Germany

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