Particle Modeling: What it is and What it is Not
Our concern in this book is with a new area of simulation called particle simulation or particle modeling or even discrete modeling. Though specifics will follow later, we observe now, for the purpose of providing an overview, that particle modeling is the study of the dynamical behavior of solids and fluids in response to external forces, the solids and fluids being modeled as systems of atoms, or molecules, or aggregates of atoms and molecules. The dynamical equations are systems of second order, nonlinear, ordinary (rather that partial) differential equations.
KeywordsExternal Force Repulsive Force Discrete Modeling Attractive Force Particle Modeling
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