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written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The STP EinsteinSolidHeatBath program simulates the exchange of energy between an Einstein solid and a heat bath. The purpose of this simulation is to determine the properties of a Einstein solid at different temperature T and to compare our results with analytical calculations of the thermodynamic properties of the Einstein solid. The default state is an Einstein solid of N=20 particles in contact with a heat bath at temperature T = 2. Additional states and parameters can be specified using the Display|Switch GUI menu item.
STP EinsteinSolidHeatBath 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_EinsteinSolidHeatBath.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 EinsteinSolidHeatBath program. It describes how to use the stp_EinsteinSolidHeatBath.jar file and contains… more...
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Published: May 27, 2008
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STP Einstein Solid Heat Bath Program:
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package
STP Einstein Solid Heat Bath 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 Einstein Solid Heat Bath Program.relation by Anne Cox
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