Lammps tutorial and help for beginner

Greetings user

I am new to using lammps amd MD simulations. I have to buildup and use it for my work so I am strongly looking into sources which can help me learn and build a strong fundamentals

Can you please help me by guiding for the following

1- What is the best way to start using lammps. Are there some tutorial that you recommend?
2- I find the manual great but overwhelming. What should be the approach of using the manual ?
3- IS there some video tutorial that you have that you can forward me. (It know its too much to ask for but a beginner will gain a lot from this)

Looking forward to your kindness to reply.

Thanks
Arjun

Greetings user

I am new to using lammps amd MD simulations. I have to buildup and use it
for my work so I am strongly looking into sources which can help me learn
and build a strong fundamentals

Can you please help me by guiding for the following

1- What is the best way to start using lammps. Are there some tutorial that
you recommend?

there is no single best way. it all depends on your area of research,
your pre-existing knowledge of the underlying science and your way of
learning.

some tutorial material collections are listed here:

you may also study some of the material made available in conjunction
with the LAMMPS workshops: LAMMPS Molecular Dynamics Simulator

2- I find the manual great but overwhelming. What should be the approach of
using the manual ?

start with "Getting started", look at "Examples" and "How-to
discussions" and refer to the entries in the "Commands" section as
needed. you probably also want to study the additional examples in the
examples folders and subfolders and look at the accompanying README
files.

throughout the LAMMPS documentation, it is expected that you already
know the underlying science and have a working knowledge of MD
workflows and how to apply MD correctly. the LAMMPS documentation
primarily strives to explain how to use LAMMPS, not how to do MD as
such. (like an owner's manual of a car will show you and discuss how
to operate the car, but will not teach you how to drive).

3- IS there some video tutorial that you have that you can forward me. (It
know its too much to ask for but a beginner will gain a lot from this)

i find those highly ineffective and deceiving viewers into a false
sense of (undeserved) competence. people learn from making mistakes
and reviewing the steps they did until they find their error. this
works well with text, but videos, especially those that are received
as well done and easy to understand and follow, have been shown to be
much less helpful than expected. there has been thorough scientific
studies confirming this assessment...

axel.