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STP Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Program
written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The STP FPU program simulates the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem of a chain of particles coupled by spring-like forces which are linear and cubic in the displacement of particles from their equilibrium positions. The problem was first simulated in 1953 by Enrico Fermi, John Pasta, and Stanislaw Ulam as a way to try to understand how a one-dimensional crystal evolves toward thermal equilibrium. The default system is a chain of N = 18 particles initially in the n=1 mode.
STP FPU 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_FPU.jar file will run the program is 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 FPU program. It describes how to use the stp_FPU.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with… more...
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Published: March 7, 2009
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STP Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Program:
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package
STP FPU Program is a part of STP Application package that contains curricular materials for the teaching of Statistical and Thermal Physics.relation by Anne Cox
Covers the Same Topic As Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Model
The EJS version of this program allows for editing of the model using Easy Java Simulations.relation by Anne Cox
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