The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam "numerical experiment": history and pedagogical perspectives - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Journal Articles European Journal of Physics Year : 2005

The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam "numerical experiment": history and pedagogical perspectives

(1) , (1) , (1, 2)
1
2

Abstract

The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) pioneering numerical experiment played a major role in the history of computer simulation because it introduced this concept for the first time. Moreover, it raised a puzzling question which was answered more than 10 years later. After an introduction to this problem, we briefly review its history and then suggest some simple numerical experiments, with a provided Matlab code, to study various aspects of the ``FPU'' problem.

Dates and versions

ensl-00179881 , version 1 (16-10-2007)

Identifiers

Cite

Thierry Dauxois, Michel Peyrard, Stefano Ruffo. The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam "numerical experiment": history and pedagogical perspectives. European Journal of Physics, 2005, 26 (5), pp.s3-s11. ⟨ensl-00179881⟩
89 View
0 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More