- (vii) Metropolis Method
- This very important method was introduced by N. Metropolis in
*Journal of Chemical Physics*,**21**, 1087 (1953). - It is used in nearly all large scale statistical physics
simulations.
- We are again doing ``importance'' sampling for where we wish to
choose according to .
- In the simplest physics applications and is (due to
exponential and large energy ) typically tiny!
- Direct application of Monte Carlo without importance sampling or use of ``accept/reject'' method will ``never'' find interesting values of with .

Geoffrey Fox, Northeast Parallel Architectures Center at Syracuse University, gcf@npac.syr.edu