Algorithms of molecular simulations and underlying theories. Molecular dynamics,
Monte Carlo, energy minimization, and transition path search algorithms.
Classical dynamics in Hamiltonian and Lagrangian form. Elementary
statistical mechanics: ensembles, Boltzmann?s distribution, and free
energy. Measure and control of temperature and stress in molecular systems.
Length and time scale limits of simulation methods. Applications
in solids, liquids, and biomolecules. Programming in Matlab.
3 units, Aut