We consider layered two-dimensional Ising and directed walk models and show that the two problems are inherently related. The information about the zero-field thermodynamical properties of the Ising model is contained in the transfer matrix of the directed walk. For several hierarchical and aperiodic distributions of the couplings, critical exponents for the two problems are obtained exactly through renormalization.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)