0
$\begingroup$

At electronics.SE we received this question: Representing charges in computer programming

The gist of the question comes from this paragraph:

How can electric charges be represented in terms of programming? Do you have to simulate each and every ion or are there overall principles so you can calculate with "whole" charges? I could imagine Circuit simulations already implement some calculations with electrodynamics.

Does this community think it might fit in here?

$\endgroup$
1
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Sounds like a modeling problem. I don't see why not. $\endgroup$ – J. M. Dec 15 '11 at 21:31
1
$\begingroup$

While the questioner was asking something related to a simulation, the actual question seemed to be more about physics than simulation per se.

It seems to me that this particular question would fit better in physics than scicomp, but I don't think it's off-topic here.

$\endgroup$
3
  • $\begingroup$ Physics actually recommend to check here... see meta.physics.stackexchange.com/questions/990/… $\endgroup$ – Kellenjb Dec 15 '11 at 23:16
  • $\begingroup$ Ah. Nevermind then. $\endgroup$ – Dan Dec 15 '11 at 23:18
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I guess if the questioner was looking for something like the answer you gave about charge density, then yeah, it would be a decent fit on Physics. When I read the question I thought it was looking for more computational detail. $\endgroup$ – David Z Dec 16 '11 at 21:38
2
$\begingroup$

This is absolutely relevant to computational chemistry and computational physics! Bring it over here!

$\endgroup$

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .