We study the restricted solid-on-solid (RSOS) model by grouping consecutive sites into local configurations and obtain the master equations of the probability distribution of these local configurations in closed forms. The obtained solutions to these equations fit very well with those from direct computer simulation of the RSOS model. To demonstrate the effectiveness of this new approach for studying interfacial phenomena, we then calculate the correlation functions and even scaling exponents based on this obtained probability distribution of local configurations. The results are also consistent very well with those obtained from the KPZ equation or direct simulation of the RSOS model.
International Journal of Modern Physics B 18(6), pp.827-840