Universität Wien FIND

260072 VO Computational Physics II - Simulation (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: German

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 08.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Tuesday 13.03. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 15.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 20.03. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 22.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 10.04. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 12.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 17.04. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 19.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 24.04. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 26.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 03.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 08.05. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 15.05. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 17.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 24.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 29.05. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 05.06. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 07.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 12.06. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 14.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 19.06. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 21.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 26.06. 11:45 - 13:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In one of the major paradigm shifts in physics in the past half century, Computational Physics, the application of purely computer-based methods to the solution of physical problems, has established itself as an independent "third methodology", in addition to the conventional approaches, Experimental and Theoretical Physics. Like its sister disciplines, Computational Physics is a method, rather than a specific subfield of physics, and thus is not limited to any particular area. Applications range from tests of approximate theoretical methods (by providing numerically exact results for well-chosen model systems) to replacement/extension of laboratory experiments to extreme space and time scales or physical conditions. Thanks to the continuous increase in computer power, more and more sophisticated physical models may be simulated in detail and their properties investigated at will.
The second part of this two-semester course, which aims at depth rather than breadth, offers an introduction to the most important many-body simulation techniques in Statistical Mechanics:
" Monte Carlo Simulations
" Molecular Dynamics
" Long-Range Interactions
" Entropy and Free Energy
" Rare Events
Since the emphasis of the course is on providing practical knowledge, all algorithms are explained in detail and illustrated by sample programs, so that students may readily extend them or write their own code if they wish to. For the same reason, the accompanying problem class is considered an integral part of the course.
Prerequisites: Computational Physics I or equivalent, fundamentals of Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics, good programming skills.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At the exam, at least 50% of the possible points need to be obtained for a positive grade.

Examination topics

Exam topics include all topics of the lecture notes that are treated in the lecture. The lecture notes are available on the Moodle page of the course.

Reading list

C. Dellago, Lecture Notes "Computational Physics II"
M.P. Allen, D.J. Tildesley, Computer Simulation of Liquids, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1978.
D. Frenkel, B. Smit, Understanding Molecular Simulation, Academic Press, San Diego, 2002.
D.C. Rapaport, The Art of Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Cambridge University Press, 1995.
M. E. Newman, G. T. Barkema, Monte Carlo Methods in Statistical Physics, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1999.
M. E. Tuckerman, Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Molecular Simulation, Oxford University Press, 2010.
David P. Landau and K. Binder, Monte Carlo Simulations in Statistical Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Association in the course directory

MaG 8, MaV 1, LA-Ph212(5)

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