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Monte Carlo methods for solving Maxwell's equations?

  1. Jun 22, 2015 #1
    Maxwell's equations are frequently solved numerically using deterministic methods such as finite difference time domain (FDTD) methods (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finite-difference_time-domain_method). The problem is that FDTD methods are known to be very computationally intensive. I'm wondering why aren't Monte Carlo methods (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Carlo_method) ever applied to solve these equations? Is there a fundamental reason why not?
     
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  3. Jun 24, 2015 #2
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