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Addressing problems in physics, chemistry, materials science, and computer science, Graphics and Animation in Surface Science demonstrates how graphics and animation can be used as integral tools for understanding molecular processes in science. The book presents several different types of graphics of varying sophistication, and shows how difficult aspects of physical problems can be modeled and understood using graphical simulations. It introduces terminology where applicable, explores a wide variety of applications, and illustrates some results in an eight-page color section. Requiring only a modest amount of computing knowledge, the book includes abundant references for further reading with contact names and addresses that enable readers to obtain software to reproduce the results described in the text.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION Types of visualization Computational modeling in surface science Outline of book
THE USE OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE GRAPHICS WORKSTATIONS FOR SURFACE SCIENCE Introduction The graphical user interface What can computers do? Graphics in surface science For example
ANIMATION IN SURFACE SCIENCE Introduction Brief review of computer graphics Rendering atoms for solid-state physics The animation problem Desktop animation
MOVIETOOL: A DESKTOP ANIMATION TOOL Conclusions
WINSOM SOLID MODELER AND ITS APPLICATION TO DATA VISUALIZATION Introduction Modeling techniques Input to WINSOM Output from WINSOM Applications Further developments of WINSOM
ANIMATIONS AND GRAPHICS IN MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS Introduction Programs Program design Animation Design of animation process Conclusions
ANIMATION OF LARGE-SCALE SIMULATIONS Introduction Molecular-beam epitaxy Modeling of MBE Animation Animations of Si(001) homoepitaxy Conclusions
ANIMATION OF QUANTUM SCATTERING EVENTS USING HYPERCARD Introduction Solution of the Schrödinger equation Steps to generating a hypercard stack Closing remarks
"I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to model or animate solids using computers." -D.J. O'Connor, Australian and New Zealand Physicist
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