Title

Numerical investigation of the cumulant expansion for fourier path integrals

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

3-1-2012

Abstract

Recent developments associated with the cumulant expansion of the Fourier path integral Monte Carlo method are illustrated numerically using a simple one-dimensional model of a quantum fluid. By calculating the Helmholtz free energy of the model we demonstrate that 1) recently derived approximate asymptotic expressions for the cumulants requiring only one-dimensional quadrature are both accurate and viable, 2) expressions through third-cumulant order are significantly more rapidly convergent than either the primitive Fourier method or the partial average method, and 3) the derived cumulant convergence orders can be verified numerically. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

Publication Title

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Volume

7134 LNCS

Issue

PART 2

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