This web page is an interactive physics simulation on adiabatic expansion of an ideal gas. The page displays a simulation of gas particles in a container, and a pressure versus volume diagram. The user can choose to let the container expand adiabatically, and see how this affects the diagram. Work done by the expansion is also graphed.
This is part of a collection of similar simulation-based student activities.
Please note that this resource requires
Java Applet Plug-in.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: Adiabatic Processes %V 2015 %N 27 March 2015 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c27_process_adiabatic_sim.html
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