Simulation Methods in Physics II SS 2013
- Lecture (2 SWS) and Tutorials "Simulationsmethoden in der Praxis" (2 SWS)
- JP. Dr. Maria Fyta, (Lecture); Dr. Jens Smiatek(Tutorials)
- Course language
- Time: Thursdays, 11:30 - 13:00, ICP, Allmandring 3, Seminarroom 1
- Time: to be announced, ICP, Allmandring 3, CIP-Pool
The tutorials have their own title "Simulationsmethoden in der Praxis", as they can be attended independently of the lecture and are in fact part part of the Physics MSc module "Fortgeschrittene Simulationsmethoden" and not of the module that contains the lecture "Simulation Methods in Physics II".
The lecture is accompanied by hands-on-tutorials which will take place in the CIP-Pool of the ICP, Pfaffenwaldring 27, U 104. 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.
The course intends to give an overview about modern simulation methods used in physics today. The stress of the lecture will be to introduce different approaches to simulate a problem, hence we will not go too to deep into specific details but rather try to cover a broad range of methods. For an idea about the content look at the lecture schedule.
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. The knowledge of the previous course Simulation Methods I is expected.
- 1. Attendance of the exercise classes
- 2. Obtaining 50% of the possible marks in the hand-in exercises
There will be a final grade for the Module "Simulation Methods" (this module consists of both lectures, Sim I plus Sim II) determined at the end of lecture Simulation Methods II.
The final grade will be determined in the following way: There will be an oral examination performed at (or after) the end of the course Simulation Methods II (SS 2012).
Useful online resources
- E-book: D.P. Landau and K. Binder: A guide to Monte Carlo Simulations in Statistical Physics
- Linux cheat sheet here (53 KB).
- A good and freely available book about using Linux: Introduction to Linux by M. Garrels
- Not so frequently asked questions about GNUPLOT (Often used by myself as a cheat sheet)
- Be careful when using Wikipedia as a resource. It may contain a lot of useful information, but also a lot of nonsense, because anyone can write it.
To access lecture notes from outside the University or VPN, use the password which you obtained last semester. If you do not know it, ask the tutor or your friends in the course.
|11.04.2012||Ab initio methods, Quantum mechanics,Hartree-Fock, Density functional theory||[Lecture Notes]|
|18.04.2012||Classical force fields, Atomistic simulations, Biomolecules||
|25.04.2012||Water models, Born model of solvation||[Lecture Notes]|
|02.05.2012||Coarse-grained models, simulations of macromolecules and soft matter||[Lecture Notes]|
|09.05.2012||Holiday (Christi Himmelfahrt)|
|16.05.2012||Long range interactions in periodic boundary conditions||[Lecture Notes]|
|06.06.2012||Long range interactions in periodic boundary conditions||[Lecture Notes]|
|13.06.2012||Poisson-Boltzmann theory, charged polymers||[Lecture Notes]|
|20.06.2012||Hydrodynamic methods: Lattice-Boltzmann, Brownian Dynamics, DPD, SRD|||
|27.06.2012||Hydrodynamic methods II||[Lecture Notes]|
|04.07.2012||Advanced MC/MD methods||[Lecture Notes]|
|11.07.2012||Free energy methods I||[Lecture Notes]|
|18.07.2012||Free energy methods II||[Lecture Notes]|
- Scheduling of tutorials
- New worksheets are handed out every two weeks (list will come). The following week is dedicated to working on problems related to the last worksheet. Homework in the form of a report should be sent to the tutors before the next worksheet is handed out. The two-week cycle ends with the discussion of results of the previous worksheet and handing out a new one.
- Please send the report to the responsible person indicated with the given tutorial.
- In general, it should be the same person who handed out the tutorial.