Microcanonical Entropy Model DocumentsThis material has 2 associated documents. Select a document title to view a document's information. Main DocumentMicrocanonical Entropy
written by
Wolfgang Christian,
Trisha Salagaram, and
Nithaya Chetty
The Microcanonical Entropy model considers an isolated system consisting of N identical, noninteracting quantum particles with energy E. We wish to determine the entropy of the system S(N,E). For fixed total energy E, we compute the entropy by considering a system of N distinguishable particles to be composed of a subsystem of (N  1) particles and a subsystem of 1 particle. The model displays the entropy S(N,E) and the computation time as users vary the number of particles N and the total energy E. This model is a supplemental simulation for the article "Enhancing the understanding of entropy through computation" in the American Journal of Physics 79(11), 11271132 (2011).
Last Modified July 22, 2013
This file has previous versions. Source Code DocumentsMicrocanonical Entropy Source CodeThe source code zip archive contains an EJSXML representation of the Microcanonical Entropy Model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.
Last Modified August 8, 2011
