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written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The STP Sensitivity to Initial Conditions program shows 11 particles in a line with the same velocity. You can perturb the system slightly and observe how sensitive the trajectory is to a small change. The default perturbation strength is 1.00001.
STP SensitivityToInitialConditions 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_SensitivityToInitialConditions.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 Sensitivity to Initial Conditions program. It describes how to use the stp_SensitivityToInitialConditions.jar… more...
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Published: March 13, 2009
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STP Sensitivity to Initial Conditions Program:
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package
STP SensitivityToInitialConditions 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 1: From Classical to Statistical Mechanics
Chapter 1 of Gould and Tobochnik's Statistical and Thermal Physics provides additional underpinnings for the STP Sensitivity To Initial Conditions Program.relation by Anne Cox
Covers the Same Topic As Balls in a Box 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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