Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
George Moore, D.L. Humphrey, E.S. Dorman
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Master of Science
An alternate solution for the two-dimensional Ising model in a zero external magnetic field is presented. Following Kaufman, the partition function is written as the trace of a certain matrix product. The trace can be evaluated by computing the determinant of a related matrix. The determinant is evaluated by finding the product of its eigenvalues; in the thermodynamic limit the result is equivalent to that found by Onsager.
Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics
Meyers, B. Craig, "An Alternate Solution to the Two-Dimensional Ising Model" (1974). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 2616.