Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computations

Werner Krauth

  Oxford University Press

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The Physical Sciences Educational Reviews wrote:

"... this book is the best one I have reviewed all year. It does exactly what it says on the tin ..."

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The book...

... heavily relies on illustrations, tables and concise printed algorithms to convey key information: all the material remains easily accessible. The book is fully self-contained: graphs and tables can be readily reproduced by programming at most a few dozen lines of computer code. Most sections lead from an elementary discussion to the rich and difficult problems of contemporary computational and statistical physics, and will be of interest to a wide range of students, teachers and researchers in physics and the neighboring sciences. An accompanying CD allows to incorporate the layout material (illustrations, tables, schematic programs) into the reader's own presentations.


The website...

... allows to read the preface and the table of contents of `Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computations', and to read the first three pages of each chapter. As time evolves, and the readership of the book expands, the website will include executable computer programs, accounts of teaching experiences, etc...