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Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 1: Introduction to Computational Nanoscience

By Jeffrey C Grossman1, Elif Ertekin2

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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In this lecture, we present a historical overview of computational science. We describe modeling and simulation as forms of "theoretical experiments" and "experimental theory". We also discuss nanoscience: "what makes nano nano?", as well as public perceptions of nanoscience and the "grey goo" phenomenon. Finally, we describe the process of setting up a computer experiment: choosing your model, making relevant assumptions, and interpreting your resutls.


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  • Jeffrey C Grossman; Elif Ertekin (2008), "Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 1: Introduction to Computational Nanoscience," http://nanohub.org/resources/4045.

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