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Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package
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Todd Timberlake
The Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Launcher package is a self-contained file for teaching the basic concept of the statistical interpretation of entropy. The file contains ready-to-run Easy Java Simulations (EJS) programs and curricular materials. The curricular materials describe a simple hands-on coin flip experiment that can help student become familiar with the basic statistical ideas involved in the approach to equilibrium and the second law of thermodynamics. The materials also describe how the EJS programs can be used to extend this simple experiment and explore these concepts at a deeper level. The EJS programs include simulations of the coin flip experiment, the expansion of an ideal gas in a box, the mixing of hot and cold ideal gases, and the action of Maxwell's Demon.
The materials in this resource are described in an article titled "The Statistical Interpretation of Entropy: An Activity" to be published in The Physics Teacher. Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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T. Timberlake, Computer Program STATISTICAL INTERPRETATION OF ENTROPY PACKAGE, Version 2.0 (2010), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10161&DocID=1737).
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Timberlake, T. (2010). Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package (Version 2.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved May 27, 2016, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10161&DocID=1737
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Timberlake, Todd. "Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package." Version 2.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10161&DocID=1737 (accessed 27 May 2016).
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Timberlake, Todd. Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package. Vers. 2.0. Computer software. 2010. Java (JRE) 1.5. 27 May 2016 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10161&DocID=1737>.
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Author = "Todd Timberlake",
Title = {Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package},
Month = {June},
Year = {2010}
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