Molecular Dynamics: With Deterministic and Stochastic Numerical Methods by Ben LeimkuhlerMolecular Dynamics: With Deterministic and Stochastic Numerical Methods by Ben Leimkuhler

Molecular Dynamics: With Deterministic and Stochastic Numerical Methods

byBen Leimkuhler, Charles Matthews

Hardcover | June 2, 2015

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This book describes the mathematical underpinnings of algorithms used for molecular dynamics simulation, including both deterministic and stochastic numerical methods. Molecular dynamics is one of the most versatile and powerful methods of modern computational science and engineering and is used widely in chemistry, physics, materials science and biology. Understanding the foundations of numerical methods means knowing how to select the best one for a given problem (from the wide range of techniques on offer) and how to create new, efficient methods to address particular challenges as they arise in complex applications. 

Aimed at a broad audience, this book presents the basic theory of Hamiltonian mechanics and stochastic differential equations, as well as topics including symplectic numerical methods, the handling of constraints and rigid bodies, the efficient treatment of Langevin dynamics, thermostats to control the molecular ensemble, multiple time-stepping, and the dissipative particle dynamics method. 

Benedict Leimkuhler has worked extensively for more than two decades on the study of molecular dynamics algorithms. He is the author of research publications on constrained molecular dynamics, temperature controls, stochastic molecular dynamics methods, quantum methods, and advanced integration strategies (multiple time-stepping, adapt...
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Title:Molecular Dynamics: With Deterministic and Stochastic Numerical MethodsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:443 pagesPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319163744

ISBN - 13:9783319163741

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Table of Contents

1.Introduction.- 2.Numerical Integrators.- 3.Analyzing Geometric Integrators.- 4.The Stability Threshold.- 5.Phase Space Distributions and Microcanonical Averages.- 6. The Canonical Distribution and Stochastic Differential Equations.- 7. Numerical Methods for Stochastic Molecular Dynamics.- 8. Extended Variable Methods.- References.- Index.

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"This book is strongly recommended both for individual study and as the basis of a graduate course in computational MD that covers current research topics; for an audience of mathematics students, who may feel uneasy with the rather pragmatic presentation that mixes analytical arguments, numerical demonstrations, and heuristics . . Researchers in the field ought to find the book to be worth occupying a spot in their bookshelves." (Carsten Hartmann, SIAM Review, Vol. 57 (3), September, 2015)