Computational Methods in Physics, Chemistry and Biology: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 28, 2001 - Mathematics - 201 pages
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Providing an accessible introduction to a range of modern computational techniques, this book is perfect for anyone with only a limited knowledge of physics. It leads readers through a series of examples, problems, and practical-based tasks covering the basics to more complex ideas and techniques. The focus is placed on the dynamic area
of modern physics, helping readers understand the power and uses of computational physics.
* Leads the reader from a basic introduction to more sophisticated techniques
* Provides the skill-building exercises necessary to tackle more complex problems
* Applies essential techniques to a wide range of key problems
 

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Contents

Approximate Methods
45
Matrix Methods
71
Deterministic Simulations
91
Stochastic Simulations
115
Percolation Theory
131
Evolutionary Methods
149
Molecular Dynamics
169
FORTRAN implementation of the shooting method
189
Note for tutors
195
References
197
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