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Revista Brasileira de Ensino de Física

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RIZZI, Leandro G  and  FRIGORI, Rafael B. Thermodynamics of Ising model with infinite-range interactions by generalized canonical ensemble. Rev. Bras. Ensino Fís. [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.1, pp. 1-7. ISSN 1806-1117.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1806-11172012000100006.

In this work we present the idea of how generalized ensembles can be used to simplify the operational study of non-additive physical systems. As alternative of the usual methods of direct integration or mean-field theory, we show how the solution of the Ising model with infinite-range interactions is obtained by using a generalized canonical ensemble. We describe how the thermodynamical properties of this model in the presence of an external magnetic field are founded by simple parametric equations. Without impairing the usual interpretation, we obtain an identical critical behaviour as observed in traditional approaches.

Keywords : Ising model; infinite-range interactions; generalized canonical ensemble.

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