Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics : An Introduction, Hardback Book

Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics : An Introduction Hardback

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics series


Monte Carlo Simulation in Statistical Physics deals with the computer simulation of many-body systems in condensed-matter physics and related fields of physics, chemistry and beyond, to traffic flows, stock market fluctuations, etc.).

Using random numbers generated by a computer, probability distributions are calculated, allowing the estimation of the thermodynamic properties of various systems.

This book describes the theoretical background to several variants of these Monte Carlo methodsand gives a systematic presentation from which newcomers can learn to perform such simulations and to analyze their results.

The fifth edition covers Classical as well as Quantum Monte Carlo methods.

Furthermore a new chapter on the sampling of free energy landscapes has been added.

To help students in their work a special web server has been installed to host programs and discussion groups (

Prof. Binder was the winner of the Berni J. Alder CECAM Award for Computational Physics 2001 as well as the Boltzmann Medal in 2007.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 202 pages, 1 Tables, black and white; XIV, 202 p.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Operational research
  • ISBN: 9783642031625

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