Molecular Modelling

Contents (Beschrijving)
The topic of this course is the different aspects of molecular modelling. The concepts behind different modelling software packages will be discussed. The focus will be to on classical methods.

The following topics will be treated:

  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Optimization methods
  • Free Energy Determination
  • Transition state location methods
Objectives (Leerdoelen)
The student should be able to
  • understand the basic concepts behind the molecular dynamics, (kinetic) Monte Carlo, Free Energy Determination and Transition state location methods
  • make a motivated choice between the different modelling techniques
  • make simple code for optimization and Metropolis and kinetic Monte Carlo
Examination (Tentaminering)
Three hour written exam (mark) and computer assignments that should be completed satisfactory.
Recommended reading (Aanbevolen literatuur)
Lecture notes will be made available on Brightspace. For background reading I refer to:
Weekly targets
  • Week 1: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 (until 3.2.1)
  • Week 2: Chapters 3 and 4
  • Week 3: Chapters 5, 6 and 7
  • Week 4: Chapter 8
  • Week 5: Chapter 9
  • Week 6: Chapter 10
  • Week 7: Chapter 11
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