This work is a needed reference for widely used techniques and methods of computer simulation in physics and other disciplines, such as materials science. Molecular dynamics computes a molecule's reactions and dynamics based on physical models; Monte Carlo uses random numbers to image a system's behaviour when there are different possible outcomes with related probabilities. The work conveys both the theoretical foundations as well as applications and "tricks of the trade", that often are scattered across various papers. Thus it will meet a need and fill a gap for every scientist who needs computer simulations for his/her task at hand. In addition to being a reference, case studies and exercises for use as course reading are included.
Provides a hands-on reference of molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulation methods Presents the foundations of the methods Assembles many "tricks of the trade" of the most important techniques For Physicists, Engineers and Material Scientists Numerous illustrations Source code samples for download With case studies and exercises for use as course reading
Martin Oliver Steinhauser, Fraunhofer-Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institute, EMI, Freiburg, Germany.