# Readings

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There is no required textbook for the course. This page presents a selection of background and reference readings for some topics covered in class.

## Monte Carlo Simulation

Metropolis, N., A. W. Rosenbluth, M. N. Rosenbluth, A. H. Teller, and E. Teller. "Equation of State Calculations by Fast Computing Machines." *Journal of Chemical Physics* 21, no. 6 (June 1953): 1087-1092. (PDF)^{#} (The original paper on the Metropolis algorithm.)

### Notes by Prof. Yip

Monte Carlo in Statistical Physics and Radiation Transport (PDF)

## Molecular Dynamics

### Reference Books

Allen, M. P., and D. J. Tildesley. *Computer Simulation of Liquids*. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1989. ISBN: 0198556454.

Rapaport, D. C. *The Art of Molecular Dynamics Simulation*. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN: 0521825687.

Frenkel, D., and B. Smit. *Understanding Molecular Simulation*. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Elsevier, 2001. ISBN: 0122673514.

Cleri, F., S. Yip, D. Wolf, and S. R. Phillpot. "Atomic-Scale Mechanics of Crack-Tip Plasticity: Dislocation Nucleation and Crack-Tip Shielding." *Physical Review Letters* 79, no. 7 (August 18, 1997): 1309-1312.

### Notes by Prof. Yip

Property Calculations by Molecular Dynamics (PDF)

Direct Simulation of Melting (PDF)