We discuss a method to compute the microcanonical entropy at fixed magnetization without direct counting. Our approach is based on the evaluation of a saddle-point leading to an optimization problem. The method is applied to a benchmark Ising model with simultaneous presence of mean-field and nearest-neighbour interactions for which direct counting is indeed possible, thus allowing a comparison. Moreover, we apply the method to an Ising model with mean-field, nearest-neighbour and next-nearest-neighbour interactions, for which direct counting is not straightforward. For this model, we compare the solution obtained by our method with the one obtained from the formula for the entropy in terms of all correlation functions. This example shows that for general couplings our method is much more convenient than direct counting methods to compute the microcanonical entropy at fixed magnetization.

Computation of Microcanonical Entropy at Fixed Magnetization Without Direct Counting / Campa, A.; Gori, G.; Hovhannisyan, V.; Ruffo, S.; Trombettoni, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PHYSICS. - ISSN 0022-4715. - 184:2(2021), pp. 1-41. [10.1007/s10955-021-02809-y]

Computation of Microcanonical Entropy at Fixed Magnetization Without Direct Counting

Gori G.;Ruffo S.
;
Trombettoni A.
2021

Abstract

We discuss a method to compute the microcanonical entropy at fixed magnetization without direct counting. Our approach is based on the evaluation of a saddle-point leading to an optimization problem. The method is applied to a benchmark Ising model with simultaneous presence of mean-field and nearest-neighbour interactions for which direct counting is indeed possible, thus allowing a comparison. Moreover, we apply the method to an Ising model with mean-field, nearest-neighbour and next-nearest-neighbour interactions, for which direct counting is not straightforward. For this model, we compare the solution obtained by our method with the one obtained from the formula for the entropy in terms of all correlation functions. This example shows that for general couplings our method is much more convenient than direct counting methods to compute the microcanonical entropy at fixed magnetization.
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https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10955-021-02809-y#additional-information
https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.12742
Campa, A.; Gori, G.; Hovhannisyan, V.; Ruffo, S.; Trombettoni, A.
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