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Computational aspects of simulating dynamically triangulated random surfaces

Baillie, Clive F. and Johnston, Desmond A. and Williams, Roy D. (1990) Computational aspects of simulating dynamically triangulated random surfaces. Computer Physics Communications, 58 (1-2). pp. 105-117. ISSN 0010-4655. doi:10.1016/0010-4655(90)90139-R.

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We briefly outline string theory, explain how it is formulated discretely on a computer in terms of dynamically triangulated random surfaces, and describe a computer program that simulates such surfaces with extrinsic curvature embedded in arbitrary dimension.

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Additional Information:© 1990 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. Received 2 August 1989. DAJ was supported by an SERC Fellowship; CFB and RDW were supported in part by DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-85ER2S009. The computations were performed on the NCUBE hypercube, the Symult 2010 and the Meiko Computing Surface parallel computers at Caltech.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-85ER2S009
Subject Keywords:dynamically triangulated random surfaces, string theory, DIME, express, parallel computer
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Official Citation:Clive F. Baillie, Desmond A. Johnston, Roy D. Williams, Computational aspects of simulating dynamically triangulated random surfaces, Computer Physics Communications, Volume 58, Issue 1, 1990, Pages 105-117, ISSN 0010-4655, (
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