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Author Harrison, P. (Paul)

Title Computational methods in physics, chemistry, and biology : an introduction / Paul Harrison.

Published Chichester ; New York : Wiley, [2001]


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Physical description xix, 201 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Numerical Solutions to Schrodinger's Equation -- 2. Approximate Methods -- 3. Matrix Methods -- 4. Deterministic Simulations -- 5. Stochastic Simulations -- 6. Percolation Theory -- 7. Evolutionary Methods -- 8. Molecular Dynamics -- App. A. FORTRAN implementation of the shooting method -- App. B. [del][superscript 2] in spherical polar coordinates -- App. C. A comment on the computer sourcecodes -- App. D. Note for tutors.
Summary Computational Methods in Physics, Chemistry and Biology offers an accessible introduction to key computational techniques used within science, including quantum mechanics, dynamics, evolutionary methods and molecular dynamics. Assuming only a limited background in computational methods, this book provides the reader with a series of comprehensive examples, problems and practical-based tasks from the basics through to more complex ideas and techniques.
Beginning with an introduction to a numerical solution of Schrodinger's Equation the text moves on to discuss perturbation theory, variational calculations, diffusion, dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations and genetic algorithms. Aimed at those new to the field, the book will enable the reader to develop and implement computational methods for the solutions of a range of problems in science.
This is essential reading for undergraduates taking courses in computational physics, or numerical methods. Also useful to students studying engineering, applied mathematics, computational chemistry and mathematical biology.
Subject Numerical analysis.
Computer simulation.
Mathematical physics.
ISBN 0471495638 (limp)
047149562X (cased)