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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.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Fluid Mechanics
- Dynamics of Fluids
Thermo & Stat Mech
- First Law
= Adiabatic Processes
- Models
= Ideal Gas
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
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© 2002 Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
Ideal gases, adabatic, adiabatic expansion, simulation of gas expansion, thermodynamics
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Metadata instance created May 12, 2008 by Christopher Allen
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June 27, 2011 by Cathy Ezrailson
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March 28, 2008
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A. Duffy, (2002), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c27_process_adiabatic_sim.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Applets: Adiabatic Processes (2002), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c27_process_adiabatic_sim.html>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (2008, March 28). Boston University Physics Applets: Adiabatic Processes. Retrieved July 25, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c27_process_adiabatic_sim.html
Chicago Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Adiabatic Processes. March 28, 2008. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c27_process_adiabatic_sim.html (accessed 25 July 2014).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Adiabatic Processes. 2002. 28 Mar. 2008. 25 July 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c27_process_adiabatic_sim.html>.
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