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Spring 2012-2013
MSE 504 / CHM 560 / PHY 512 / CBE 520   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Simulation in Statistical Physics & Materials Science

Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos

This course examines methods for simulating matter at the atomistic scale with emphasis on the concepts that underline modern computational methodologies for classical many-body systems at or near statistical equilibrium. The course will cover Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics (from basics to advanced techniques).

Sample reading list:
D. Frenkel and B. Smit, Understanding Molecular Simulation, Academic Press, 2001
D. P. Landau and K. Binder, A Guide to Monte Carlo Simulations in Statistical Physics

Reading/Writing assignments:
Lecture notes and/or other reading materials will be provided during the course.

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Other information:
Central to the learning experience will be a set of self-contained numerical projects that the students will be required to complete over the duration of the course. The projects will use simple model systems such as the Ising magnet, the lattice gas, or the Lennard-Jones fluid to provide hands-on experience on the matter of the course.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42524 L01 10:30:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W   Computer Science Building   102   Enrolled:14 Limit:24