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Fahnle: Phys. Rev. S. H. J. G. Wilson: Phys. Rev. M. Kosterlitz 1,*, J. Lee 2 , and E. , Brazil *Permanent address: Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA Abstract. A powerful method of detecting first order transitions by numerical simulations of finite systems is presented. The method relies on simulations and the finite size scaling properties of free energy barriers between coexisting states. It is demonstrated that the first order transitions in d = 2, q = 5 and d q 3 Potts models are easily seen with modest computing time.

For the q-state Potts models in two dimensions, the field g(q) vanishing at q = 4 will determine the order of the transition. In this case, the quantity corresponding to the "free energy" of eq. 3 is F(E, g, L) which behaves in exactly the same way as F(M, f3, L). If one were able to simulate arbitrarily large systems, the free energy barrier ~F(L) would suffice as one would simply have to demonstrate that this grows as Ld- 1 on the transition line. However, in a weakly first order transition, one is limited to L < but the Ld-l behavior does not set in until L » Thus, it is necessary to understand the behavior of ~F(L) in the vicinity of a critical point where the free energy is dominated by its singular part.

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