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written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The STP DemonIdealGas program displays a histogram of the energy of a demon that exchanges energy with an ideal gas of particles. The purpose of this simulation is to understand why the demon acts as a perfect thermometer and why its mean energy is a measure of the temperature of the gas. The default system is a one-dimensional ideal gas of N=40 particles. Additional states and parameters can be specified using the Display|Switch GUI menu item.
STP DemonIdealGas 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_DemonIdealGas.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 TemperatureMeasurementIdealGas program. It describes how to use the stp_TemperatureMeasurementIdealGas.jar file… more...
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Published: May 27, 2008
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STP Temperature Measurement Ideal Gas Program:
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package
STP Temperature Measurement Ideal Gas 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 4: The Methodology of Statistical Mechanics
Chapter 4 of Gould and Tobochnik's Statistical and Thermal Physics provides additional underpinnings for the STP Temperature Measurement Ideal Gas Program.relation by Anne Cox
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