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J. Tobochnik, H. Gould, and J. Machta, Am. J. Phys., 73 (8), 708-716 (2005).
This paper discusses several Monte Carlo algorithms and applications that are useful for understanding the concepts of temperature and chemical potential. We then introduce a…
  
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B. Bucy, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle
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B. Bucy, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2006 Proceedings, 157-160.
Students in upper-level undergraduate thermodynamics courses were asked about the relationship between the complementary partial derivatives of the isothermal compressibility and the…
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C. Kautz, P. Heron, P. Shaffer, and L. McDermott, Am. J. Phys., 73 (11), 1064-1071 (2005).
Evidence from research indicates that many undergraduate science and engineering majors have seriously flawed microscopic models for the pressure and temperature in an ideal gas. In…
  
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S. Shamim, W. Zia, and M. Anwar; Publisher: LUMS School of Science and Engineering, Pakistan
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Describes an experiment to acquaint students with physical illustrations of concepts in Fourier analysis using a simple experimental setup involving wavelike behavior. In addition,…
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R. Balian and J. Blaizot, Am. J. Phys., 67 (12), 1189-1206 (1999).
The physics of stars is a goldmine of problems in statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. We discuss many examples that illustrate the possibility of deepening student’s knowledge…
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R. Weinstock, Am. J. Phys., 37 (12), 1273-1279 (1969).
It is shown that the usual derivation of the heat capacity of an ideal free-electron gas is made invalid by the use of a divergent series. A plausible argument is offered to indicate…
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S. Colbeck, Am. J. Phys., 63 (10), 888-890 (1995).
It is shown that pressure melting cannot be responsible for the low friction of ice.