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relskhan

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In the Stoner-Wohlfarth model, a uniaxial, non-interacting particle is cooled to very low temperature with no exposure to an external field. Therefore, the orientation of each particle is random, if you have a group of particles. In their paper, they integrate such that:

[tex]\langle \cos (\Theta )\rangle =\int_0^{\frac{\pi }{2}} \sin (\Theta ) \cos (\Theta ) \, d\Theta[/tex]

I am having a hard time understanding why they only integrate from 0 to pi over two, instead of 0 to pi. Can anyone shine any enlightenment on this?

[tex]\langle \cos (\Theta )\rangle =\int_0^{\frac{\pi }{2}} \sin (\Theta ) \cos (\Theta ) \, d\Theta[/tex]

I am having a hard time understanding why they only integrate from 0 to pi over two, instead of 0 to pi. Can anyone shine any enlightenment on this?