Electrostatic Particle in Cell Calculation

**PIC_SERIAL**
is a MATLAB program which
uses the Particle In Cell (PIC) method to simulate the motion of
electrically charged particles past a plate.

The particle in cell method is appropriate for modeling the behavior of a low-density plasma. Plasmas at high density are modeled using magnetohydrodynamics instead.

This program is intended as a starting point for making a parallel version.

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

**PIC_SERIAL** is available in
a MATLAB version.

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POISSON_SERIAL, a MATLAB program which computes an approximate solution to the Poisson equation in a rectangle, and is intended as the starting point for the creation of a parallel version.

PRIME_SERIAL, a MATLAB program which counts the number of primes between 1 and N, intended as a starting point for the creation of a parallel version.

QUAD_SERIAL, a MATLAB program which approximates an integral using a quadrature rule, and is intended as a starting point for parallelization exercises.

SEARCH_SERIAL, a MATLAB program which searches the integers from A to B for a value J such that F(J) = C. this version of the program is intended as a starting point for a parallel approach.

- pic_serial.m, the source code.

- pic_serial_output.txt, the output file;
- density.png, a plot of the density function.
- potential.png, a plot of the potential function.

You can go up one level to the MATLAB source codes.