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written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The STP XY Model program implements a Monte Carlo simulation of the planar ferromagnet or XY Model of spins on a lattice. The simulation returns the configuration of spins with the option of showing the vortices. The default system is a lattice of linear dimension L = 20 at temperature T = 0.89.
STP XYModel 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_XYModel.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.
Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
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A pdf document that briefly describes the STP XY Model program. It describes how to use the stp_XYModel.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for… more...
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Published: March 6, 2009
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STP XY Model Program:
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package
STP XY Model Program is a part of STP Application package that contains curricular materials for the teaching of Statistical and Thermal Physics.relation by Anne Cox
References STP Textbook Chapter 9: Critical Phenomena
Chapter 9 of Gould and Tobochnik's Statistical and Thermal Physics provides additional underpinnings for the STP XY Model Program.relation by Anne Cox
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