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STP Ising 2D Program Documents

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Main Document

STP Ising2D Program 

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

The STP Ising2D program is a Monte Carlo simulation of a two-dimensional Ising model in equilibrium with a heat bath at temperature T using the Metropolis or Wolff algorithms. The default is a lattice of linear dimension L=32 (for a total of N=L^2 spins) with no external field and heat bath temperature T=0.

STP Ising2D 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_Ising2D.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.

Published May 27, 2008
Last Modified January 26, 2009

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Supplemental Documents (2)

STP Ising2D Documentation 

A pdf document that briefly describes the STP Ising2D program. It describes how to use the stp_Ising2D.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the stp_Ising2D.jar file.

Published May 27, 2008
Last Modified February 17, 2009

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STP Ising2D Distribution 

The materials distributed in this directory are in support of the STP Ising2D program. This distribution contains the STP Ising2D program, documentation, and exercises.

Published May 27, 2008
Last Modified February 17, 2009

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