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Methods of Computer Simulation in Chemical Physics
Joel Eaves
Tue Jan 20, Fri Jan 23, Tue Jan 27, Fri Jan 30, 10-11:30am, 1-242

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Working knowledge of a programming language and stat. mech.

Computer simulation is a powerful tool for studying the interworkings of complex systems in the physical sciences. I will teach participants how to implement algorithms and wirte code for analyzing condensed phase systems, with particular emphasis on liquids. Subjects will include Monte-Carlo methods and importance sampling, stochastic dynamics and free energy estimation, as well as classical molecular dynamics of atomic and molecular ensembles. Problems sets will require the participant to apply these principles to simulate a variety of problems that may include anything from spin glass dynamics and lattice models of dewetting phenomena to vibrational spectroscopy of molecular systems.
Contact: Joel Eaves, 6-030, x3-7372, joel@mit.edu
Sponsor: Joel D Eaves, joel@mit.edu
Latest update: 25-Nov-2003

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