Posted by Ia on June 8, 2015, 11:59 am
Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the third part of q4 in the 2013 paper. The question says that the interaction hamiltonian for a single ion is H =  g*mu(B)*J*B. It the asks to find the average magnetic moment [mu(z)] (i tried to use the arrow brackets but it disappears in the preview) and show it follows the curie law and equal ~ C/T Basically I'm not sure how to approach this. If I take the hamiltonian as it is I can get an expression through working it out from the partition function and stuff. But since it asks for an average magnetic moment, I thought maybe the question requires mean field theory, and the total hamiltonian should include the spinspin interaction term? I would've thought the question would include that though. 
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