# Monte Carlo step

1. Mar 24, 2013

### matematikuvol

What is refered as one Monte Carlo step. In all books, papers people is written that was performed $5 \cdot 10^{6}$ MCS on all system sizes. Or the time is measured in MCS. But what is refered as one MCS? For example in MC simulation of Ising model what is a one MCS?

Last edited: Mar 24, 2013
2. Mar 24, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

I would expect that this is one (time) step in the simulation.

3. Mar 24, 2013

### matematikuvol

Suppose that problem is MC simulation of 2d Ising model with $L^2$ lattice sites. What is the one time step of that simulation?

4. Mar 24, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

Depends on the precision you want, I think.