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STP Hard Disks Metropolis Program Documents

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STP Hard Disks Metropolis Program 

written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox

The STP Hard Disks Metropolis program is a Monte Carlo simulation of  hard disks in two dimensions.  The default initial condition is a rectangular configuration of N=64 particles in a box of length L = 40. You can slowly increase the density of the gas (by setting the minimum scale length between centers to a value slightly less than 1) to explore phase transitions.

STP HardDisksMetropolis is part of a suite of Open Source Physics programs that model aspects of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP). The program is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double-clicking the stp_HardDisksMetropolis.jar file will run the program if Java is installed on your computer. Additional programs can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, STP, or Statistical and Thermal Physics.

Last Modified May 26, 2012

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STP Hard Disks Metropolis Documentation 

A pdf document that briefly describes the STP Hard Disks Metropolis program. It describes how to use the stp_HardDisksMetropolis.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the jar file.

Published March 6, 2009
Last Modified April 7, 2009

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STP Hard Disks Metropolis Distribution 

The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the STP HardDisksMetropolis program. This distribution contains the program, documentation, and exercises.

Published March 6, 2009
Last Modified May 21, 2012

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