We discuss a numerical analysis employing the density of partition function zeroes which permits effective distinction between phase transitions of first and second order, elucidates crossover between such phase transitions and gives a new way to measure their strengths in the form of latent heat and critical exponents. Application to a number of models demonstrates the efficacy of the technique.
|Title of host publication||Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics XIV|
|Editors||David P. Landau, Steven P. Lewis, Heinz-Bernd Schüttler|
|Place of Publication||Berlin, Germany|
|ISBN (Print)||978-3-642-63967-8, 978-3-642-59406-9|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|