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Exploring Monte Carlo methods, William L. Dunn, J. Kenneth Shultis

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Exploring Monte Carlo methods
Title
Exploring Monte Carlo methods
Statement of responsibility
William L. Dunn, J. Kenneth Shultis
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Language
eng
Summary
Exploring Monte Carlo Methods is a basic text that describes the numerical methods that have come to be known as "Monte Carlo." The book treats the subject generically through the first eight chapters and, thus, should be of use to anyone who wants to learn to use Monte Carlo. The next two chapters focus on applications in nuclear engineering, which are illustrative of uses in other fields. Five appendices are included, which provide useful information on probability distributions, general-purpose Monte Carlo codes for radiation transport, and other matters. The famous "Buffon's needle problem" provides a unifying theme as it is repeatedly used to illustrate many features of Monte Carlo methods. This book provides the basic detail necessary to learn how to apply Monte Carlo methods and thus should be useful as a text book for undergraduate or graduate courses in numerical methods. It is written so that interested readers with only an understanding of calculus and differential equations can learn Monte Carlo on their own. Coverage of topics such as variance reduction, pseudo-random number generation, Markov chain Monte Carlo, inverse Monte Carlo, and linear operator equations will make the book useful even to experienced Monte Carlo practitioners. Provides a concise treatment of generic Monte Carlo methods Proofs for each chapter Appendixes include Certain mathematical functions; Bose Einstein functions, Fermi Dirac functions, Watson functions
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Dunn, William L.
Dewey number
518/.282
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA298
LC item number
.D86 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Shultis, J. Kenneth
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  • Monte Carlo method
  • Montecarlo, Método de
Label
Exploring Monte Carlo methods, William L. Dunn, J. Kenneth Shultis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
692291772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780444515759
Lccn
2010050137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)692291772
Label
Exploring Monte Carlo methods, William L. Dunn, J. Kenneth Shultis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
692291772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780444515759
Lccn
2010050137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)692291772

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