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Department of Physics
Sharif University of Tech.


Lecturers: Reza Ejtehadi, Abdollah Langari
Room: Phys 412
Time: Saturday & Monday, 9:00 - 10:30

In this semester the course is presented in an special format. It is divided in two parts. In the first part, before new year holidays, Dr. Ejtehadi is teaching stochastic methods and in the second part Dr. Langari is going to teach deterministic methods.

TA: Mohammad Karim Saeed-Ghalati
Lab time: Sunday & Tuesday, 11:00 - 15:00



Homework and Projects 75%
Final Exam 25%
One third of the Final marks is assigned to Part one (Ejtehadi) and two third to Part Two (Langari).



Fractals and Scaling
Surface deposition
Random walk
Monte Carlo Integration
Monte Carlo simulation (Metropolis Algorithm)


Suggested text books

Computational Physics, Nicholas J. Giordano
An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods Applications to Physical System, Jan Tobochnik
Computer Simulation Methods in Theoretical Physics, Dieter W. Heermann
A Guide to Monte Carlo Simulations in Statistical Physics, David P Landau, Kurt Binder
Fractal Concepts in Surface Growth, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Harry Eugene Stanley

Introduction to percolation Theory,

Dietrich Stauffer
Measure, Topology, and Fractal Geometry, Gerald Edgar


Lecture Notes

Fractal and Surface Growth
Random walk
Random Integration Methods


Homework and projects
(Due time for all homework is One week, unless it is mentioned else)

Series One (Fractals)
Series two (surface Growth)
Series Three
(Random Walk)
Series Four (Random Integration Methods)