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STP Temperature Measurement Ideal Gas Program Documents

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STP Temperature Measurement Ideal Gas Program 

written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox

The STP Temperature Measurement Ideal Gas program displays a histogram of the energy of a demon that exchanges energy with an ideal gas of particles. The purpose of this simulation is to understand why the demon acts as a perfect thermometer and why its mean energy is a measure of the temperature of the gas. The default system is a one-dimensional ideal gas of N=40 particles. Additional states and parameters can be specified using the Display|Switch GUI menu item.

STP TemperatureMeasurementIdealGas is part of a suite of Open Source Physics programs that model aspects of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP). The program is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double-clicking the stp_TemperatureMeasurementIdealGas.jar file will run the program if Java is installed on your computer. Additional programs can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, STP, or Statistical and Thermal Physics.

Last Modified January 26, 2009

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Supplemental Documents (2)

STP Temperature Measurement Ideal Gas Documentation 

A pdf document that briefly describes the STP TemperatureMeasurementIdealGas program. It describes how to use the stp_TemperatureMeasurementIdealGas.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the stp_TemperatureMeasurementIdealGas.jar file.

Published May 27, 2008
Last Modified January 26, 2009

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STP Temperature Measurement Ideal Gas Distribution 

The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the STP TemperatureMeasurementIdealGas program. This distribution contains the STP TemperatureMeasurementIdealGas program, documentation, and exercises.

Published May 27, 2008
Last Modified January 26, 2009

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