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Physicists Reveal How to Cope With Frustration
June 2, 2010
"Frustrated" systems--those in which the interactions among the components have no single minimum-energy state--are of great interest for problems, from neural networks and protein folding to social structures and magnetism. But they have been difficult to model. Now a team of physicists has created a scalable quantum-mechanical model.
University of Maryland
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