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Computational Physics, Hardcover, 2 Edition by Thijssen, Jos (Used)

$96.14

Hardcover: 2 Edition
Used: Good
9780521833462
0521833469

Publication Date: 2007-04-09
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Hardcover : 638 pages
Edition: 2 Edition
Author: Thijssen, Jos
ISBN-10: 0521833469
ISBN-13: 9780521833462

Product Description First published in 2007, this second edition describes the computational methods used in theoretical physics. New sections were added to cover finite element methods and lattice Boltzmann simulation, density functional theory, quantum molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulation, and diagonalisation of one-dimensional quantum systems. It covers many different areas of physics research and different computational methodologies, including computational methods such as Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics, various electronic structure methodologies, methods for solving partial differential equations, and lattice gauge theory. Throughout the book the relations between the methods used in different fields of physics are emphasised. Several new programs are described and can be downloaded from www.cambridge.org/9781107677135. The book requires a background in elementary programming, numerical analysis, and field theory, as well as undergraduate knowledge of condensed matter theory and statistical physics. It will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in theoretical, computational and experimental physics. Review "... I find this book very useful since it provides a thorough discussion of the computational methods used in physics combined with an extensive presentation of the underlying physics ... On the one hand an experienced researcher can easily transfer the obtained knowledge from this book to a particular research topic, while on the other hand a newcomer in the field will benefit from the presentation of the subject from first principles." Lampros Nikolopoulos, Contemporary Physics Book Description First published in 2007, this second edition was fully updated with several new sections and chapters. It covers many different computational methodologies and will interest graduate students and researchers in theoretical, computational and experimental physics with a background in elementary programming, numerical analysis, and field theory, condensed matter theory and statistical physics. About the Author Jos Thijssen is a lecturer at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology.


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