This unique text provides an
introduction to classical statistical mechanics, using molecular dynamic
simulations to teach and explore the subject. Theory is presented and backed up
with simulation results and provisions made for students to develop and implement
their own simulations. Although one of the main priorities in the book is the
simplicity of the presentation, all the results of numerical simulations are
accompanied by comprehensive theoretical treatment. Illustrated by numerous
figures and animations the book will be useful for students and also
professionals wishing to receive a contemporary understanding of
statistical physics and use the methods in their modelling of properties
of materials and biomolecular systems.
Valeriy Alexandrovich Ryabov is a Leading
Scientists in the Department of Nuclear Technology at the National Research
Centre "Kurchatov Institute" in Russia, with over 100 journal publications
and several books to his name. His research interests span the physics of irradiated
material, molecular dynamics, statistical physics and solid state physics..