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By Mauro Ferrario, Giovanni Ciccotti, Kurt Binder

This finished number of lectures by way of major specialists within the box introduces and studies all appropriate laptop simulation equipment and their functions in condensed subject structures. quantity 1 is an in-depth advent to an unlimited spectrum of computational suggestions for statistical mechanical structures of condensed subject. quantity 2 is a set of cutting-edge surveys on numerical experiments conducted for a good number of systems.

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The first conclusion that can be drawn from this figure is that there exists indeed a temperature Tc for which all the data can be rectified. Thus this is evidence that the notion of a critical temperature does, at least for this system, indeed make sense. The corresponding power-laws are included in the figure as bold solid lines. 4 for the relaxation times. Since MCT predicts that these exponents should all be equal, see (32), we must conclude that this prediction of the theory does not hold for the present system.

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The first results on such an approach has been obtained by Barrat et al. and by G¨ otze and Sj¨ ogren who used analytical structure factors to solve the MCT equations and compared the so obtained solutions with results from computer simulations and experiments of colloidal particles [45, 46]. The comparison showed that the theory is indeed able to reproduce also quantitatively the relaxation dynamics of the glass-forming systems, thus giving evidence that the MCT is not only qualitatively correct but also quantitatively.

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