Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package DocumentsThis material has 5 associated documents. Select a document title to view a document's information. Main DocumentStatistical Interpretation of Entropy Package
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Todd Timberlake
The Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Launcher package is a selfcontained file for teaching the basic concept of the statistical interpretation of entropy. The file contains readytorun Easy Java Simulations (EJS) programs and curricular materials. The curricular materials describe a simple handson coin flip experiment that can help student become familiar with the basic statistical ideas involved in the approach to equilibrium and the second law of thermodynamics. The materials also describe how the EJS programs can be used to extend this simple experiment and explore these concepts at a deeper level. The EJS programs include simulations of the coin flip experiment, the expansion of an ideal gas in a box, the mixing of hot and cold ideal gases, and the action of Maxwell's Demon.
Last Modified June 30, 2010
Supplemental Documents (3)Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Worksheets (PDF)This collection of worksheets is a zip file containing PDF versions of both worksheets in the Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package.
Published June 30, 2010
Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Worksheets (LaTeX)This collection of worksheets is a zip file containing the LaTeX source for both worksheets in the Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package.
Published June 30, 2010
Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Worksheets (HTML)This collection of worksheets is a zip file containing HTML versions of both worksheets in the Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package.
Published June 30, 2010
Source Code DocumentsStatistical Interpretation of Entropy Source CodeThis zip archive contains the source code for all Easy Java Simulations models used in the Statistical Interpretation of Entropy package. It also contains the xml and html files used to construct the Launcher package.
Released under a EJS models: GPL v2.0
Published July 7, 2010
