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A wavelet formulation of path integral Monte Carlo (PIMC)is constructed. Comparison with Fourier path integral Monte Carlo is presented using simple one-dimensional examples. Wavelet path integral Monte Carlo exhibits a few advantages over previous methods for PIMC. The efficiency of the current method is at least comparable to other techniques.

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© 2002 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in A.E. Cho, J.D. Doll and D.L. Freeman, “Wavelet formulation of path integral Monte Carlo,” Journal of Chemical Physics., 117(13), 5971 (2002) and may be found at