Monte Carlo - the statistical basis. Monte Carlo simulation of a classical gas. The Ising model: mean field theory, energy-entropy arguments, Monte Carlo simulations, universality. Simulation techniques: 2D arrays in C, boundary conditions, queues, fast Fourier transforms. Simple stochastic models: site percolation, random walk, self-organized criticality, and complex networks.
The course can also be included in the subject area of computational science & engineering.
Monte Carlo Simulations of Critical Phenomena in Physics, 7.5 hp
Spring Term 2019
Lectures begin on week starting 25 March 2019
Lectures end during the week of 3 June 2019
Type of studies
90 credits including Statistical Physics 1 and Modelling and Simulation or equivalent. Swedish for basic eligibility for higher education programmes and English A/5. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held in Swedish.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
The online application opens 17 September 2018 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
15 October 2018.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.