Chemistry 4390 – Winter 2020
Introduction to Molecular Simulation and Statistical Mechanics
COURSE INFORMATION PAGE
Instructor: Professor Tom Woo
Office: King Edward 545 2nd floor – Will be working from home this term.
Lab: 545 King Edward 2nd floor
Office Hours: email for appointment
Tuesdays 17:30 – 20:30 – on Zoom
Description: This course provides a practical introduction to modern molecular simulation techniques that are widely used as tools in chemical research. More specifically, classical molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulation methods are discussed. The necessary statistical mechanics required to understand and properly interpret the molecular simulations and link the results to measured bulk properties are also be introduced. Lectures and assignments include hands-on exercises where simulations are setup, performed, and analyzed by the students with software packages in common usage by researchers. An introduction to modern scientific computing environments and the Linux operating system is also provided.
Course Outline: Click here to download the course outline