School of Mathematics
Course 342 - Numerical Simulation of Physical Systems 1998-99 ( JS Theoretical Physics
JS Natural Science
M.Sc. Theoretical Physics )
Lecturer: Dr. James Sexton

Some knowledge of Ordinary Differential Equations, and of Newton's Laws.

Duration: 9 Weeks

Number of lectures per week: 3 lectures per week

Assessment: Project counts 20%.

End-of-year Examination: One 3 hour exam, counts 80%


Mathematical preliminaries, molecular dynamics, symplectic integrators, Monte Carlo techniques in statistical mechanics, applications.

Textbooks: None required. Comprehensive Handouts.

Jun 10, 1998