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written by
Larry Engelhardt and
Norman Chonacky
The Boltzmann Distribution From A Microcanonical Ensemble Model allows students and instructors to explore why the Boltzmann distribution has its characteristic exponential shape. In this model, particles have only one degree of freedom–the energy to move in one dimension. Further, the density of accessible states is chosen to be uniform –i.e. each state is equally probable. Starting with a system of N=2 particles, you are able to generate simple empirical results for the distribution of energies among the individual particles. Then you can observe how this distribution changes with increasing N, gradually approaching the Boltzmann distribution.
Last Modified November 22, 2011
Supplemental DocumentsDiscrete Boltzmann Distribution ModelA discrete version of the Microcanonical Boltzmann Distribution Model, which partitions energy as discrete quanta rather than allowing the energy to be distribute continuously.
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This file has previous versions. Discrete Boltzmann Distribution Source CodeThe source code zip archive contains an EJSXML representation of the Discrete Boltzmann Distribution Model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.
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