We apply the general formalism of statistical mechanics developed in Chapter 4 to the Ising model, a model magnetic system for which the interactions between the magnetic moments are important. We will discover that these interactions lead to a wide range of phenomena, including the existence of phase transitions and other cooperative phenomena. Computer simulation methods will be used extensively and a simple approximation method known as mean-field theory will be introduced. The simulations can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, STP, or Statistical and Thermal Physics.

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H. Gould and J. Tobochnik, STP Textbook Chapter 5: Magnetic Systems in Thermal and Statistical Physics (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7274&DocID=448>.

Gould, H., & Tobochnik, J. (2008). STP Textbook Chapter 5: Magnetic Systems. In Thermal and Statistical Physics. Retrieved August 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7274&DocID=448

Gould, Harvey, and Jan Tobochnik. "STP Textbook Chapter 5: Magnetic Systems." In Thermal and Statistical Physics. 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7274&DocID=448 (accessed 30 August 2014).

Gould, Harvey, and Jan Tobochnik. "STP Textbook Chapter 5: Magnetic Systems." Thermal and Statistical Physics. 2008. 5 Mar. 2008. 30 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7274&DocID=448>.

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