Statistical Mechanics Theory And Molecular Simulation Pdf

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In physics , statistical mechanics is a mathematical framework that applies statistical methods and probability theory to large assemblies of microscopic entities. It does not assume or postulate any natural laws, but explains the macroscopic behavior of nature from the behavior of such ensembles. Statistical mechanics arose out of the development of classical thermodynamics , a field for which it was successful in explaining macroscopic physical properties such as temperature , pressure , heat capacity , in terms of microscopic parameters that fluctuate about average values, characterized by probability distributions.

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Peter V. E-mail: p. The purpose of statistical mechanics is to provide a route to the calculation of macroscopic properties of matter from their constituent microscopic components. It is well known that the macrostates emerge as ensemble averages of microstates. However, this is more often stated than implemented in computer simulation studies. Here we consider foundational aspects of statistical mechanics which are overlooked in most textbooks and research articles that purport to compute macroscopic behaviour from microscopic descriptions based on classical mechanics and show how due attention to these issues leads in directions which have not been widely appreciated in the field of molecular dynamics simulation. One such question concerns the nature of time, in particular how to make sense of the fact that while the microscopic description of matter is time-reversal symmetric, macroscopic behaviour is temporally asymmetric.

Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Statistical Physics: Theory and Applications

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Recapitulation of key concepts in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Introduction to importance sampling Metropolis Monte Carlo, canonical ensemble and more. Introduction to classical molecular dynamics, microcanonical ensemble and more. Ab initio molecular dynamics: Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics and beyond state of the art. Ab initio Path Integral Molecolar Dynamics. Theory and application to realistic materials.


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