AshEse Journal of Physical Science
Vol. 1(3), pp. 22-32, August, 2015
© 2015 AshEse Visionary Limited
Full Length Research
M.A. Tunes1*, T.R. Czank2, E.S. Goncalves3, L.F. Franceschetti1 and C.G. Schoen1
Received 24 June, 2015; Accepted 25 July, 2015
For many years parametric experiments that help students to develop a better understanding about Physics theories have not been addressed in undergraduate courses in many fields, such as stochastic and statistical mechanics. In this work, a series of simulations in stochastic mechanics were carried out in the MATLAB environment to demonstrate the high value of computational science for students to explore fundamental aspects of dynamic systems. The basics of stochastic systems are discussed like the Langevin and Lenz-Ising models. The use of computational science in these courses should be stimulated due to the fact that in contemporary research in Physics, these parametric experiments are combined with theoretical approaches and real experiments to compose a new scientific methodology.
Key words: Stochastic Mechanics, MATLAB Simulations, Langevin, Lenz-Ising and Urn’s models.