# Question:Monte Carlo simulation of one dimensional harmonic oscillator.

## Question:Monte Carlo simulation of one dimensional harmonic oscillator.

Maple 2015

I want to use maple2015 to perform a Monte-Carlo simulation of a one dimensional Harmonic Oscillator.

Consider a particle having displacements, x=na where n is an integer, i.e 0 plus minus one, etc.

The potential energy of the particle is given by U(x)= 1/2 kx^2 = 1/2 ka^2 n^2.

For this simulation will choose ka^2 = 0.01 k_B T where k_B is Boltzmann's constant, and T is the temprature in Kelvin.

So we should perform a Monte-Carlo simulation starting from x(0)=20a, and perfroming individual steps by selecting an attmept to move x=+-a ,with equal probability, and choose whether to make the actual step according to energy change expected in that step.

I need to draw particle's position and x(t), and particle's energy E(t).

After that I need to calculate and draw the autocorrelation functions \phi_x(t) and \phi_E(t).

I found some code that might help me, but I am nor sure how to implement the above two lines on maple; your help is appreciated.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021/ed100414p/suppl_file/ed100414p_si_001.pdf

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