Functions dependent on a greater number of parameters

In summary, the conversation discusses the Langevin and Brillouin functions and their development and properties. The Brillouin function is used to describe the magnetization of paramagnets and can be written in terms of the Zeeman energy and thermal energy. When the total angular quantum number J approaches infinity, the Brillouin function becomes the Langevin function. There is also a question about the role of J in the definition of x.
  • #1
hello :)

let's look at the following functions:

Langevin function L(x)=ctgh(x)-1/x
Brillouin function B(x)=f(x J); when J→∞, then B(x)=L(x)

to which I have the following questions:

- how was the Brillouin function B(x)=f(x,J) developed?
- are there other functions with the properties of the function B - dependent on a greater number of parameters, that would allow to model more objects?

I would appreciate any help, so please do ;) greets!
 
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Brillouin function describes magnetization of paramagnet.
## M=Ng\mu_B J B_J(x) ##
where ##N## is number of atoms per unit volume, ##g## is Lande factor, ##\mu_B## Bohr magneton, ##J## total angular quantum number, ##x## is the ratio of the Zeeman energy of the magnetic moment in the external field to the thermal energy ##k_B T##. ##x=\frac{g\mu_B\mu_0 H}{k_B T}##.
[tex]B_J(x)=\frac{2J+1}{2J}\coth (\frac{2J+1}{2J}x)-\frac{1}{2J}\coth (\frac{1}{2J}x)[/tex]
If ##J \rightarrow \infty## then ##B_J(x)## becomes ##L(x)=\coth x-\frac{1}{x}##. How when you have ##J## in definition of ##x##?
 

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