A Guide to Monte Carlo for Statistical Mechanics: 2. Byways

  • J. P. Valleau
  • G. M. Torrie
Part of the Modern Theoretical Chemistry book series (MTC, volume 5)


When Monte Carlo work is mentioned, one thinks primarily of the “conventional” techniques described in Chapter 4, which are concerned with classical and macroscopic systems, and are restricted to thermodynamic and structural information of a mechanical nature. There are under development, however, Monte Carlo procedures seeking to remove some of these limitations, and this chapter samples some of this newer work as it relates to the theory of fluids.


Free Energy Hard Sphere Monte Carlo Technique Free Energy Difference Monte Carlo Experiment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Valleau
    • 1
  • G. M. Torrie
    • 1
  1. 1.Lash Miller Chemical LaboratoriesUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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