Generalization of the Fortuin-Kasteleyn-Swendsen-Wang representation and Monte Carlo algorithm

Robert G. Edwards, Alan D. Sokal

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    Abstract

    We give a simple explanation of the Swendsen-Wang algorithm for Potts models in terms of a joint model of Potts spin variables interacting with bond occupation variables. We then show how to generalize this representation, as well as the corresponding Monte Carlo algorithm, to arbitrary models. We give initial results of tests of the new algorithm on the two-dimensional XY model.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2009-2012
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review D
    Volume38
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1988

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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