Monte Carlo Calculation of Quantum Systems. II. Higher Order Correction

Minoru Takahashi, Masatoshi Imada

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The higher order correction term is obtained for the Monte Carlo calculation of the path integral, The correction is expressed only by a modification of the potential term: V(r1,.,rN)®+V+(h+2/24m)(B/M)2 ENi=1(dV/dri)2, where ri's are coordinates of particles, N is number of particles with mass m, B is (kT)-l and M is number of partitions. By this method one can reduce the computation time remarkably. A rapid convergence of energy is obtained for the case of harmonic oscillator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3765-3769
Number of pages5
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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