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Understanding the Temperature and the Chemical Potential using Computer Simulations 

written by Jan Tobochnik, Harvey Gould, and Jonathan Machta

This paper discusses several Monte Carlo algorithms and applications that are useful for understanding the concepts of temperature and chemical potential. We then introduce a generalization of the demon algorithm that measures the chemical potential and is suitable for simulating systems with variable particle number.

Published August 1, 2005
Last Modified July 14, 2008

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