Monte Carlo Methods

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(Feel free to add more because I do not have any experience with this, though I'm betting someone else does because I hear this phrase thrown around a lot =D.)

Often times, it is unreasonable or impossible to calculate quantities or simulate scenarios, whether because of computationally intensive requirements or lack of a suitable algorithm. Monte Carlo methods refer to using many random samples to complete the calculation or simulation.


Examples

M. Schnall-Levin, E. Lauga, and M.P. Brenner. "Self-Assembly of Spherical Particles on an Evaporating Sessile Droplet." Langmuir 22, 4547-4551 (2006)