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Courses - Fall 2022
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Introduction to Atomistic Modeling in Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300, MATH206, and ENMA460.
Recommended: Basic knowledge in quantum mechanics (preferred but not required); basic knowledge in statistical mechanics (preferred but not required).
Also offered as: ENMA600.
Credit only granted for: ENMA489A, ENMA400, ENMA698A, or ENMA600.
Formerly: ENMA489A.
This is an introductory course designed to study atomistic modeling and simulation techniques used in materials research. This course covers the theories, methods, and applications of atomistic-scale modeling techniques in simulating, understanding, and predicting the properties of materials. Specific topics include: molecular statics using empirical force fields; quantum mechanical methods including density functional theory; molecular dynamics simulations; and Monte Carlo and kinetic Monte Carlo modeling.