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Monte Carlo Methods for the Sampling of Free Energy Landscapes

  • Kurt BinderEmail author
  • Dieter W. Heermann
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP, volume 0)

Abstract

In this chapter, we return to classical statistical mechanics, wherein the canonical ensemble averages of an observable \(A(\overrightarrow{x})\), where \(\overrightarrow{x} \) stands symbolically for the “microstate” coordinate in the configurational part of the phase space of the system, are given by (cf. Sect. 2.1.1)

Keywords

Ising Model Spin Glass Monte Carlo Sampling Free Energy Barrier Free Energy Landscape 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für PhysikUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät Physik und Astronomie, Institut für Theoretische PhysikRuprecht-Karls-Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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