Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-004


An Agent Model Formulation of the Ising Model


15 February 2004.


The Ising model has proved an important test problem for many issues in computational physics. It is normally formulated in terms of a lattice of degrees of freedom which are updated in a carefully chosen Monte Carlo procedure. Numerical experiments normally involve equilibrating configurations and sampling independent configurations in the phase space of all the possible values for the degrees of freedom. In this work the model is used to investigate alternate und unconventional update procedures and as the basis for a spatial agent model.

Keywords: Ising model; agent; update procedure.

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  author = {K. A. Hawick},
  title = {An Agent Model Formulation of the Ising Model},
  institution = {Information and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University},
  year = {2003},
  address = {Albany, North Shore 102-904, Auckland, New Zealand},
  month = {November},
  series = {CSTN-004}

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