ERIC Number: EJ1028542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
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A Primer in Monte Carlo Integration Using Mathcad
Hoyer, Chad E.; Kegerreis, Jeb S.
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n9 p1186-1190 Sep 2013
The essentials of Monte Carlo integration are presented for use in an upper-level physical chemistry setting. A Mathcad document that aids in the dissemination and utilization of this information is described and is available in the Supporting Information. A brief outline of Monte Carlo integration is given, along with ideas and pedagogy for optimum use of the Mathcad document in relation to application of this technique to quantum mechanical calculations to which undergraduate chemistry students are typically exposed.
Descriptors: Monte Carlo Methods, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Assisted Design, College Science, Science Instruction, Advanced Courses, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Undergraduate Students, Quantum Mechanics
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