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STP Ising Mean-Field Solution Program
written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The STP IsingMeanFieldSolution program uses Newton's method to calculate solutions to the mean-field approximation to the equation of state of the Ising model. The program also displays the free energy as a function of the magnetization m for given values of T and the magnetic field H. The default is a temperature T = 1, the number of nearest neighbors q = 4, and there is no external field.
STP IsingMeanFieldSolution 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_IsingMeanFieldSolution.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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STP Ising Mean-Field Solution Program:
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics 2nd Ed. Programs
STP Ising Mean-Field 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 5: Magnetic Systems
Chapter 5 of Gould and Tobochnik's Statistical and Thermal Physics provides additional underpinnings for this program.relation by Anne Cox
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