Introduction to Computational Materials Science

Fundamentals to Applications

by Richard LeSar

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  • 9780521845878
  • 9781107330634
  • 9781107326484
Emphasising essential methods and universal principles, this textbook provides everything students need to understand the basics of simulating materials behaviour. All the key topics are covered from electronic structure methods to microstructural evolution, appendices provide crucial background material, and a wealth of practical resources are available online to complete the teaching package. Modelling is examined at a broad range of scales, from the atomic to the mesoscale, providing students with a solid foundation for future study and research. Detailed, accessible explanations of the fundamental equations underpinning materials modelling are presented, including a full chapter summarising essential mathematical background. Extensive appendices, including essential background on classical and quantum mechanics, electrostatics, statistical thermodynamics and linear elasticity, provide the background necessary to fully engage with the fundamentals of computational modelling. Exercises, worked examples, computer codes and discussions of practical implementations methods are all provided online giving students the hands-on experience they need.

  • Cambridge University Press; March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781107330634
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  • Title: Introduction to Computational Materials Science
  • Author: Richard LeSar
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521845878
  • 9781107330634
  • 9781107326484

In The Press

“Finally, an introductory textbook on computational methods that addresses the breadth of materials science. Finally, an introductory textbook that emphasizes understanding the foundations of the subject. Kudos to Prof. Richard LeSar for producing such a beautifully pedagogical introductory text that covers the major methods of the field, relates them to their underlying science, and provides links to accessible simulation codes. "Introduction to Computational Materials Science" is the perfect companion to a first-course on this rapidly growing segment of our field.” - David J Srolovitz, University of Pennsylvania

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521845878
  • 9781107330634
  • 9781107326484