Simulationsmethoden in der Physik I:Simulation Methods in Physics I
- Lecture (2 SWS) and Tutorials (2 SWS)
- The course will take place during the first 6 weeks of the semester with 4 hours per week lectures, and 4 hours tutorial
- Prof. Dr. Christian Holm (Lecture) and Joan Josep Cerdà, Fatemeh Tabatabaei, Nadezhda Gribova (Tutorials)
- Course language
- Deutsch oder Englisch, wie gewünscht- German or English, by vote
- Time and Room
- Lecture times: Tue 11.30 - 13.00 in V57.04 and Wed 9.45 - 11.15 in V57.02
The lecture is accompanied by hands-on-tutorials which will take place in the CIP-Pool of the ICP, Pfaffenwaldring 27, U 108. They consist of practical exercises at the computer, like small programming tasks, simulations, visualization and data analysis. The tutorials build on each other, therefore continuous attendance is expected. Tutorials are split in two parts 2 hours each on Wednesdays 14.00-15.30 and on Thursdays 17.15-18.45.
The course will give an introduction to modern simulational techniques, like Monte-Carlo (MC) and Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations (on- and off-lattice), and how to solve non-linear PDEs like the Poisson-Boltzmann equation.
We expect the participants to have basic knowledge in classical and statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and partial differential equations, as well as knowledge of a programming language (preferably C or C++).
- 1. Attendance of the exercise classes
- 2. Obtaining 50% of the possible marks in the hand-in exercises
|21.4.||Initial informational meeting - Vorbesprechung|
|22.4.||Monte-Carlo integration/simulation (Simple vs. Importance sampling)|
|28.4.||Random walks and Browninan motion--Ising model, Theoretical foundations of Monte Carlo|
|29.4.||Study of phase transitions, critical phenomena, critical exponents|
|5.5.||Finite size scaling theory
|6.5.||Reweighting, multi-histogram and tempering methods|
|12.5.||Error Analysis (Binning, Jackknife, ...)
|13.5.||Random number generators, Cluster Algorithms|
|19.5.||Molecular Dynamics I (Velocity Verlet algorithm, Reduced units, Langevin thermostat, Potentials, Forces, Atomistic force fields)|
|20.5.||Molecular Dynamics II|
|26.5.||Molecular Dynamics III|
|27.5.||MD IV, last lecture of Simulationsmethoden I
Tutorials (U 108)
|29.4. and 30.4||Simple and important sampling. Random walks.|
|6.5. and 7.5||2D Ising model I|
|13.5. and 14.5||2D Ising model II|
|20.5. and 21.5||Error analysis|
|27.5. and 28.5||Molecular Dynamics (Lennard-Jones system)|
D.P. Landau and K. Binder.