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Abstract

The study of one-dimensional (1-D) systems is of interest for two main reasons. First, there are actual systems that are linear, such as linear polymers, proteins, and nucleic acids. Although all of these occupy three-dimensional space, their main properties are determined by the 1-D sequence of units and bonds. Second, these models are usually easily solvable. Therefore some general properties, theorems, conjectures, approximations, and the like may be tested on a 1-D system. The answers we obtain are sometimes also relevant to three-dimensional systems. Finally, the methods used to solve the 1-D partition functions are elegant and in themselves aesthetically satisfying.

Keywords

Partition Function Ising Model Large Eigenvalue Pair Correlation Function Pair Distribution Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arieh Ben-Naim
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  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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