Computational Physics: Problem Solving with Computers
by Rubin H Landau, Manuel J Paez, Cristian Bordeianu
Publisher: Wiley-VCH 2012
Number of pages: 526
This upper-division text surveys many of the topics of modern computational physics from a computational science point of view. Its emphasis on learning by doing (assisted by many model programs), as with 2nd Edition, but with new materials as well as with Python.
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by Stefan Weinzierl - arXiv
These lectures given to graduate students in high energy physics, provide an introduction to Monte Carlo methods. After an overview of classical numerical quadrature rules, Monte Carlo integration and variance-reducing techniques is introduced.
by Franz J. Vesely - University of Vienna
The essential point in computational physics is the systematic application of numerical techniques in place of, and in addition to, analytical methods, in order to render accessible to computation as large a part of physical reality as possible.
by Werner Krauth - CNRS-Laboratoire de Physique Statistique
The author discusses the fundamental principles of thermodynamic and dynamic Monte Carlo methods in a simple light-weight fashion. The keywords are Markov chains, Sampling, Detailed Balance, A Priori Probabilities, Rejections, Ergodicity, etc.
by Michael P. Brenner - Harvard University
This is an introduction to mathematical methods for solving hard mathematics problems that arise in the sciences -- physical, biological and social. Our aim therefore is to teach how computer simulations and analytical calculations can be combined.