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Molecular simulation is a powerful tool in materials science, physics, chemistry and biomolecular fields. This updated edition provides a pragmatic introduction to a wide range of techniques for the simulation of molecular systems at the atomic level. The first part concentrates on methods for calculating the potential energy of a molecular system, with new chapters on quantum chemical, molecular mechanical and hybrid potential techniques. The second part describes methods examining conformational, dynamical and thermodynamical properties of systems, covering techniques including geometry-optimization, normal-mode analysis, molecular dynamics, and Monte Carlo simulation. Using Python, the second edition includes numerous examples and program modules for each simulation technique, allowing the reader to perform the calculations and appreciate the inherent difficulties involved in each. This is a valuable resource for researchers and graduate students wanting to know how to use atomic-scale molecular simulations. Supplementary material, including the program library and technical information, available through www.cambridge.org/9780521852524.Read more
- Covers a wide range of techniques for the simulation of molecular systems at an atomic level
- Includes examples and program modules in Python for each simulation technique allowing the reader to attempt the calculations themselves. The accompanying (online) pDynamo library is free and easy to use.
- Supplementary material, including the program library, technical information, and solutions to exercises in the book are available through www.cambridge.org/9780521852524
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: August 2007
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521852524
- length: 344 pages
- dimensions: 255 x 180 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.848kg
- contains: 26 exercises
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
2. Chemical models and representations
3. Coordinates and co-ordinate manipulations
4. Quantum chemical models
5. Molecular mechanics
6. Hybrid potentials
7. Finding stationary points and reaction paths
8. Normal mode analysis
9. Molecular dynamics simulations I
10. More on non-bonding interactions
11. Molecular dynamics simulations II
12. Monte Carlo simulations
Appendix 1 - The pDynamo library
Appendix 2 - Mathematical appendix
Appendix 3 - Solvent boxes and solvated molecules
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