Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package
written by Todd Timberlake
The Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Launcher package is a self-contained file for teaching the basic concept of the statistical interpretation of entropy. The file contains ready-to-run Easy Java Simulations (EJS) programs and curricular materials. The curricular materials describe a simple hands-on 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.
The materials in this resource are described in an article titled "The Statistical Interpretation of Entropy: An Activity" to be published in The Physics Teacher.
Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package:
Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool
The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package.relation by Wolfgang Christian
Contains Coin Flip Equilibrium
Contains Ideal Gas with Maxwell's Demon
Contains Hot and Cold Ideal Gases
Contains Ideal Gas Expansion
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