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David P. Landau,
Shan-Ho Tsai, and
M. Exler
The authors describe a Monte Carlo algorithm for sampling the density of states directly by doing a random walk in energy space. The probability of a microstate is computed at any temperature by weighting the density of states by the appropriate Boltzmann factor. Thermodynamic properties can be determined from derivatives of the partition function and the free energy and entropy can also be computed directly. The method is illustrated by applying it to several lattice models that exhibit first-order or continuous order phase transitions.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 72, Issue 10, Pages 1294-1302
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<a href="http://www.compadre.org/STP/items/detail.cfm?ID=11280">Landau, D, S. Tsai, and M. Exler. "A new approach to Monte Carlo simulations in statistical physics: Wang-Landau sampling." Am. J. Phys. 72, no. 10, (February 20, 2004): 1294-1302.</a>
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D. Landau, S. Tsai, and M. Exler, Am. J. Phys. 72 (10), 1294 (2004), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1707017).
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D. Landau, S. Tsai, and M. Exler, A new approach to Monte Carlo simulations in statistical physics: Wang-Landau sampling, Am. J. Phys. 72 (10), 1294 (2004), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1707017>.
APA Format
Landau, D., Tsai, S., & Exler, M. (2004, February 20). A new approach to Monte Carlo simulations in statistical physics: Wang-Landau sampling. Am. J. Phys., 72(10), 1294-1302. Retrieved February 8, 2016, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1707017
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Landau, D, S. Tsai, and M. Exler. "A new approach to Monte Carlo simulations in statistical physics: Wang-Landau sampling." Am. J. Phys. 72, no. 10, (February 20, 2004): 1294-1302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1707017 (accessed 8 February 2016).
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Landau, David P., Shan-Ho Tsai, and Matthias Exler. "A new approach to Monte Carlo simulations in statistical physics: Wang-Landau sampling." Am. J. Phys. 72.10 (2004): 1294-1302. 8 Feb. 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1707017>.
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Month = {February},
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