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Quantum Monte Carlo Methods in Physics and Chemistry : NATO Science Series C - M.P. Nightingale

Quantum Monte Carlo Methods in Physics and Chemistry

NATO Science Series C

By: M.P. Nightingale (Editor), Cyrus J. Umrigar (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1998
ISBN: 9780792355519
Number Of Pages: 467

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This volume contains lectures on the basic theory and applications of quantum Monte Carlo methods, with contributions written by authorities in the field. Although tutorial in nature, it includes late-20th century developments. Both continuum systems and lattice models are covered. The applications include atomic, molecular, and solid state physics, statistical and low-temperature physics, and nuclear structure.

Preface
Basics, quantum Monte Carlo and statistical mechanicsp. 1
Stochastic diagonalizationp. 37
World-line quantum Monte Carlop. 65
Variational Monte Carlo in solidsp. 101
Variational Monte Carlo basics and applications to atoms and moleculesp. 129
Calculations of exchange frequencies with path integral Monte Carlo: solid [superscript 3]He adsorbed on graphitep. 161
Static response of homogeneous quantum fluids by diffusion Monte Carlop. 183
Equilibrium and dynamical path integral methods: an introductionp. 213
Diffusion Monte Carlop. 247
Fermion Monte Carlop. 263
Quantum Monte Carlo in nuclear physicsp. 287
Reptation quantum Monte Carlo: a round-trip tour from classical diffusion to quantum mechanicsp. 313
Quantum Monte Carlo for lattice fermionsp. 343
Phase separation in the 2D Hubbard model: a challenging application of fixed-node QMCp. 375
Constrained path Monte Carlo for fermionsp. 399
Serial and parallel random number generationp. 425
Fixed-node DMC for fermions on a lattice: application to doped fulleridesp. 447
Indexp. 463
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ISBN: 9780792355519
ISBN-10: 0792355512
Series: NATO Science Series C
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 467
Published: 31st December 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.88