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**STP Entropy Einstein Solid Program**The STP Entropy Einstein Solid program calculates the entropy of two Einstein solids that can exchange energy. The purpose of this calculation is to illustrate that the entropy is a…

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**STP Lennard-Jones Thermal Equilibrium Program**The STP LJ Thermal Equilibrium program simulates the interaction between two systems of Lennard-Jones particles brought into thermal contact. The purpose of this simulation is to…

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**STP Textbook: Table of Contents**The STP Textbook is intended for Statistical Mechanics, Thermal Physics or Thermal and Statistical Physics classes for upper-level undergraduate and/or graduate students. The text…

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**Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package**The Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Application is a self-contained file for the teaching of statistical and thermal physics. The file contains ready-to-run OSP programs and a…

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**STP Textbook Chapter 2: Thermodynamic Concepts and Processes**We introduce the concepts of temperature, energy, work, heating, entropy, engines, and the laws of thermodynamics and related macroscopic concepts.

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**STP Einstein Solids Program**The STP EinsteinSolids program displays the energy distribution of an Einstein solid in thermal contact with another Einstein solid. The purpose of this program is to explore the…

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**Student Understanding of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics**
P. Heron,
2006 PhysTEC Conference (2006).

This presentation from the 2006 PTEC Conference presents education research on topics in thermodynamics. Student responses to conceptual thermodynamics questions, and the conceptions…

M. Loverude, C. Kautz, and P. Heron,
Am. J. Phys.,

**70**(2), 137-148 (2002).We report on an investigation of student understanding of the first law of thermodynamics. The students involved were drawn from first-year university physics courses and a…

D. Meltzer,
Am. J. Phys.,

**72**(11), 1432-1446 (2004).Many studies have shown that pre-university students have substantial learning difficulties related to heat, temperature, and related concepts. However, very few investigations have…

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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