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- 1.
- It is simple!!!
- 2.
- It is ``realistic enough'' (if you are
*not*a Chem Eng) - 3.
- Easy to simulate
- 4.
- It is well-studied--you can compare with other works

- 1.
- Exact solutions: one-dimensional (easy!), two-dimensional in zero field (Onsager solution, solutions for complex geometries)
- 2.
- High-temperature an low-temperature expansions
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- Mean-field theories
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- Computer simulations

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