Physlets run in a Java-enabled browser on the latest Windows & Mac operating systems.
If Physlets do not run, click here for help on updating Java and setting Java security.
Problem 20.1: Increase N, what happens?
Please wait for the animation to completely load.
In this animation N = nR (i.e., kB = 1). This, then, gives the ideal gas law as PV = NT. The average values shown, < >, are calculated over intervals of five time units. Restart. When one particle is present, you see the temperature and average pressure. Add 24 more particles with the identical initial speed. What should the missing values in the table be? Explain.
Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.