Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank the UK EPSRC for funding High Performance Computers at the University of ... In P. Pasini and C. Zannoni , editors , Advances in computer simulation of liquid crystals , volume 545 of Series C ...
Computer simulations are sometimes depicted as being located somewhere between empirical and theoretical research, and—as the common metaphor of “computer experiments” suggests4—blurring the lines between the two (Morrison 2009). 2.
Author: Claus Beisbart
This unique volume introduces and discusses the methods of validating computer simulations in scientific research. The core concepts, strategies, and techniques of validation are explained by an international team of pre-eminent authorities, drawing on expertise from various fields ranging from engineering and the physical sciences to the social sciences and history. The work also offers new and original philosophical perspectives on the validation of simulations. Topics and features: introduces the fundamental concepts and principles related to the validation of computer simulations, and examines philosophical frameworks for thinking about validation; provides an overview of the various strategies and techniques available for validating simulations, as well as the preparatory steps that have to be taken prior to validation; describes commonly used reference points and mathematical frameworks applicable to simulation validation; reviews the legal prescriptions, and the administrative and procedural activities related to simulation validation; presents examples of best practice that demonstrate how methods of validation are applied in various disciplines and with different types of simulation models; covers important practical challenges faced by simulation scientists when applying validation methods and techniques; offers a selection of general philosophical reflections that explore the significance of validation from a broader perspective. This truly interdisciplinary handbook will appeal to a broad audience, from professional scientists spanning all natural and social sciences, to young scholars new to research with computer simulations. Philosophers of science, and methodologists seeking to increase their understanding of simulation validation, will also find much to benefit from in the text.
Polymer Surfaces and Interfaces: A Continuum Simulation Approach Gary S. Grest". ... As such, computer simulations have begun to play a more critical role in improving our understanding of polymeric systems; this includes not only ...
Author: David P. Landau
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics X is devoted to Prof. Masuo Suzuki's ideas, which have made novel, new simulations possible. These proceedings, of the 1997 workshop, comprise three parts that deal with new algorithms, methods of analysis, and conceptual developments. The first part contains invited papers that deal with simulational studies of classical systems. The second of the proceedings is devoted to invited papers on quantum systems, including new results for strongly correlated electron and quantum spin models. The final part contains a large number of contributed presentations.
Petascale computing opens new vistas for quantum Monte Carlo. ... Validation of capillarity theory at the nanometer scale by atomistic computer simulations of water droplets and bridges in contact with hydrophobic and hydrophilic ...
Author: Michael P. Allen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book provides a practical guide to molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulation techniques used in the modelling of simple and complex liquids. Computer simulation is an essential tool in studying the chemistry and physics of condensed matter, complementing and reinforcing both experiment and theory. Simulations provide detailed information about structure and dynamics, essential to understand the many fluid systems that play a key role in our daily lives: polymers, gels, colloidal suspensions, liquid crystals, biological membranes, and glasses. The second edition of this pioneering book aims to explain how simulation programs work, how to use them, and how to interpret the results, with examples of the latest research in this rapidly evolving field. Accompanying programs in Fortran and Python provide practical, hands-on, illustrations of the ideas in the text.
Simulations. in. Material. Science. and. Condensed. Matter. Physics. U. Landman * ... Computer simulations [1-6] where the evolution of a physical system is simulated, with refined temporal and spatial resolution, via a direct numerical ...
Author: David P. Landau
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Computer simulation studies in condensed matter physics form a rapidly developing field making sigificant contributions to important physical problems. The papers in this volume present new physical results and report new simulation techniques and new ways of interpreting simulational data, which cover simulation of both classical and quantum systems. Topics treated include - Multigrid and nonlocal updating methods in Monte Carlo simulations - Simulations of magnetic excitations and phase transitions - Simulations of aggregate formation - Molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo studies of polymers, polymer mixtures, and fluid flow - Quantum path integral and molecular dynamics studies of clusters and adsorbed layers on surfaces - New methods for simulating interacting boson and fermion systems - Simulational studies of electronic structure.
Plasma simulation using particles has grown from art to science in the past twenty years , and is now in world - wide use . The cost has diminished as computers have improved to the point where the simulation codes presented in the text ...
Author: C.K. Birdsall
Publisher: CRC Press
Divided into three main parts, the book guides the reader to an understanding of the basic concepts in this fascinating field of research. Part 1 introduces you to the fundamental concepts of simulation. It examines one-dimensional electrostatic codes and electromagnetic codes, and describes the numerical methods and analysis. Part 2 explores the mathematics and physics behind the algorithms used in Part 1. In Part 3, the authors address some of the more complicated simulations in two and three dimensions. The book introduces projects to encourage practical work Readers can download plasma modeling and simulation software — the ES1 program — with implementations for PCs and Unix systems along with the original FORTRAN source code. p-BodyText2Now available in paperback, Plasma Physics via Computer Simulation is an ideal complement to plasma physics courses and for self-study.
Author: Eleanor Margaret Corning CalderPublish On: 1967
Computer general purpose system simulation, a tool for the hospital industrial engineer with illustrative application in the hospital pharmacy. Proc. 6th Conf. AIIE: 57- 64. Karr, H. W. , H. Kleine, and H. M. Markowitz. 1966.
In fact , when using expression based simulation there is almost no hurdle to cross between problem equations and computer simulation the hardest part of many simulation studies is the difficulty encountered in forming an adequate set ...
Author: R. J. Ord-Smith
Publisher: CUP Archive
This book describes how analogue, digital and hybrid computers are used in simulating continuous systems.