Ising and Related Models
The model was invented with the purpose of deriving ferromagnetism solely from the tenets of statistical mechanics. The first attempt was to consider a one-dimensional version of the model; we review this in the present section to try and learn how and why it was unsuccessful. Successful, higher dimensional versions of the model are studied in the next two sections; some related models are also mentioned in Sect. 12.3. The Ising model for ferromagnetism satisfies the following four defining conditions:
KeywordsPartition Function Critical Temperature Ising Model Transfer Matrix Thermodynamical Limit
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