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Title Quantum Monte Carlo : origins, development, applications / [compiled by] James B. Anderson
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 164 pages)
Contents Contents; 1 E. Schrödinger: Über die Umkehrung der Naturgesetze; 2 N. Metropolis & S. Ulam: The Monte Carlo method; 3 M.H. Kalos: Monte Carlo calculations of the ground state of three- and four-body nuclei; 4 H. Conroy: Molecular Schrödinger equation. II. Monte Carlo evaluation of integrals; 5 W.L. McMillan: Ground state of liquid [sup(4)]He; 6 M.H. Kalos: Stochastic wave function for atomic helium; 7 R.C. Grimm & R.G. Storer: Monte-Carlo solution of Schrödinger's equation; 8 M.H. Kalos, D. Levesque, & L. Verlet: Helium at zero temperature with hard-sphere and other forces
9 K.S. Liu, M.H. Kalos, & G.V. Chester: Quantum hard spheres in a channel10 J.B. Anderson: A random-walk simulation of the Schrödinger equation: H[sup(+)sub(3)]; 11 D.J. Klein & H.M. Pickett: Nodal hypersurfaces and Anderson's random-walk simulation of the Schrödinger equation; 12 J.B. Anderson: Quantum chemistry by random walk. H [sup(2)]P, H[sup(+)sub(3)] D[sub(3h)] [sup(1)]A'[sub(1)], H[sub(2)] [sup(3)]S
Summary Monte Carlo methods are a class of computational algorithms for simulating the behavior of a wide range of various physical and mathematical systems (with many variables). Their utility has increased with general availability of fast computers, and new applications are continually forthcoming. The basic concepts of Monte Carlo are both simple and straightforward and rooted in statistics and probability theory, their defining characteristic being that the methodology relies on random or pseudo-random sequences of numbers. It is a technique of numerical analysis based on the approximate solution
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Monte Carlo method -- Abstracts.
Quantum theory -- Abstracts.
Genre/Form Abstracts.
Form Electronic book
Author Anderson, James B., 1935-
ISBN 0199718741 (electronic bk.)
9780199718740 (electronic bk.)