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260314 VO Advanced Module Computational Physics (2008S)

Computational statistical mechanics

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

Beginn: Di 11.3.2008 10:15-11:45 Kleiner HS Experimentalphysik, Strudlhofgasse 4, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien


Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this lecture we will be concerned with various topics in computational statistical mechanics. The course presupposes basic knowledge of computational physics on the level of the course Computational Physics I and II and basic knowledge of statistical mechanics. The lecture will focus on methodologies to treat complex many-body systems and all methods will be illustrated with current applications. Planned contents include: methods for calculating free energies, simulation of phase equilibria, simulation of rare events, phase transitions, lattice models (Ising, Potts, etc.), nucleation, critical phenomena, liquids, glasses, polymers, simulation of irreversible processes.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding of the course.

Examination topics

Corresponding to the type of the course.

Reading list

Wird am Beginn der Lehrveranstaltung vereinbart.

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