2 3 A pr 2 00 1 Transition Matrix Monte Carlo Method

@inproceedings{Wang200123A,
  title={2 3 A pr 2 00 1 Transition Matrix Monte Carlo Method},
  author={Jian-Sheng Wang and Robert H. Swendsen},
  year={2001}
}
We present a formalism of the transition matrix Monte Carlo method. A stochastic matrix in the space of energy can be estimated from Monte Carlo simulation. This matrix is used to compute the density of states, as well as to construct multi-canonical and equal-hit algorithms. We discuss the performance of the methods. The results are compared with single histogram method, multi-canonical method, and other methods. In many aspects, the present method is an improvement over the previous methods… CONTINUE READING