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written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The STP Boltzmann program displays histograms of the velocity and energy of a classical particle in contact with a heat bath at temperature T. The default temperature of the heat bath is 4.0. Additional states and parameters can be specified using the Display|Switch GUI menu item.
STP Boltzmann 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_Boltzmann.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.
Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
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A pdf document that briefly describes the STP Boltzmann program. It describes how to use the stp_Boltzmann.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for… more...
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Published: May 27, 2008
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STP Boltzmann Program:
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package
STP Boltzmann Program is a part of STP Application package that contains curricular materials for the teaching of Statistical and Thermal Physics.relation by Anne Cox
References STP Textbook Chapter 4: The Methodology of Statistical Mechanics
Chapter 4 of Gould and Tobochnik's Statistical and Thermal Physics provides additional underpinnings for the STP Boltzmann Program.relation by Anne Cox
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