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Teaching Statistical Physics by Thinking about Models and Algorithms
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Jan Tobochnik and
Harvey Gould
This article discusses several ways of illustrating fundamental concepts in statistical and thermal physics by considering various models and algorithms. We emphasize the importance of replacing students' incomplete mental images by models that are physically accurate. In some cases it is sufficient to discuss the results of an algorithm or the behavior of a model rather than having students write a program.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 76, Issue 4&5, Pages 353-359
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<a href="http://www.compadre.org/STP/items/detail.cfm?ID=7647">Tobochnik, Jan, and Harvey Gould. "Teaching Statistical Physics by Thinking about Models and Algorithms." Am. J. Phys. 76, no. 4&5, (April 1, 2008): 353-359.</a>
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J. Tobochnik and H. Gould, Am. J. Phys. 76 (4&5), 353 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7647&DocID=620).
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J. Tobochnik and H. Gould, Teaching Statistical Physics by Thinking about Models and Algorithms, Am. J. Phys. 76 (4&5), 353 (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7647&DocID=620>.
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Tobochnik, J., & Gould, H. (2008, April 1). Teaching Statistical Physics by Thinking about Models and Algorithms. Am. J. Phys., 76(4&5), 353-359. Retrieved February 14, 2016, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7647&DocID=620
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Tobochnik, Jan, and Harvey Gould. "Teaching Statistical Physics by Thinking about Models and Algorithms." Am. J. Phys. 76, no. 4&5, (April 1, 2008): 353-359, http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7647&DocID=620 (accessed 14 February 2016).
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Tobochnik, Jan, and Harvey Gould. "Teaching Statistical Physics by Thinking about Models and Algorithms." Am. J. Phys. 76.4&5 (2008): 353-359. 14 Feb. 2016 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7647&DocID=620>.
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Author = "Jan Tobochnik and Harvey Gould",
Title = {Teaching Statistical Physics by Thinking about Models and Algorithms},
Journal = {Am. J. Phys.},
Volume = {76},
Number = {4&5},
Pages = {353-359},
Month = {April},
Year = {2008}
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