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PHY494/PHY598/CHM598 — Simulation approaches to Bio- and Nanophysics

PHY494/PHY598/CHM598 — Simulation approaches to Bio- and Nanophysics

The course will teach you the theoretical background on how to simulate systems at the atomic scale (e.g. using molecular dynamics), you will learn to program some of the fundamental algorithms, and you will be using state-of-the art software to run simulations of problems in areas of active research. The focus is on bio/nanophysics but there’s room to accommodate individual interests. The course will be half lecture, half hands-on work in a computer lab.

Note that this course is currently not scheduled. It ran the last time in Spring 2013.

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Introduction to the command line

Introduction to the command line

As a computational scientist you have one primary tool at your hand: a computer. In order to get most out of it you have to communicate with it via text commands, entered on the command line. This article points to some resources that should help you to learn how to do this.

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Molecular Dynamics Simulation of a Carbon Nanotube Gigahertz Oscillator

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of a Carbon Nanotube Gigahertz Oscillator

As part of his final project for the course Simulation Approaches to Bio- and Nanophysics (ASU PHY494/PHY598), C. Michael Gilbert performed classical molecular dynamics simulations of a smaller carbon nanotube in a larger one.

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