© 1997

Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics

An Introduction


Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Kurt Binder, Dieter W. Heermann
    Pages 68-112
  3. Kurt Binder, Dieter W. Heermann
    Pages 113-132
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 133-153

About this book


Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics deals with the computer simulation of thermodynamic properties of many-body condensed-matter systems that use random numbers generated by a computer in physics and chemistry. It describes the theoretical background of several variants of these Monte Carlo methods and gives a systematic course by which newcomers can learn to perform such simulations and to analyze their results. This third edition has been updated and a new chapter on some important recent developments of the Monte Carlo methodology was added.


Monte Carlo method percolation phase transitions random walks statistical physics statistical thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für PhysikJohannes Gutenberg UniversitätMainzGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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