Computational Physics

Simulation of Classical and Quantum Systems

  • Philipp O. J. Scherer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Numerical Methods

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  3. Simulation of Classical and Quantum Systems

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About this book

Introduction

This book encapsulates the coverage for a two-semester course in computational physics. The first part introduces the basic numerical methods while omitting mathematical proofs but demonstrating the algorithms by way of numerous computer experiments. The second part specializes in simulation of classical and quantum systems with instructive examples spanning many fields in physics, from a classical rotor to a quantum bit. All program examples are realized as Java applets ready to run in your browser and do not require any programming skills.

Keywords

Algorithms for computer experiments Classical and quantum systems Computer experiments Interpolation Monte Carlo method Numerical methods Simulation of physics models Textbook on computational physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Philipp O. J. Scherer
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  1. 1.Physikdepartment T38TU MünchenGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13990-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13989-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13990-1
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