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written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The ApproachToEquilibrium program displays the number of particles on one half of a box as a function of time after a small hole is made in the partition dividing the box in half.

The purpose of this simulation is to gain insight into the tendency of macroscopic systems to approach a well defined equilibrium macrostate and the improtance of fluctuations in equilibrium.

ApproachToEquilibrium 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 ApproachToEquilibrium.jar file will run the program if Java is installed on your computer. Additional Open Source Physics programs for Statistical and Thermal Physics 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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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Kinetics and Dynamics
= Approach to Equilibrium
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
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© 2008 Wolfgang Christian
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PACSs:
01.50.hv
05.10.-a
07.05.Tp
Keyword:
osp
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Metadata instance created October 8, 2008 by Anne Cox
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December 8, 2008 by Anne Cox
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H. Gould, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox, Computer Program STP APPROACH TO EQUILIBRIUM PROGRAM (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8146&DocID=833).
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H. Gould, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox, Computer Program STP APPROACH TO EQUILIBRIUM PROGRAM (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8146&DocID=833>.
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Gould, H., Tobochnik, J., Christian, W., & Cox, A. (2008). STP Approach To Equilibrium Program [Computer software]. Retrieved December 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8146&DocID=833
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Gould, H, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox. "STP Approach To Equilibrium Program." http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8146&DocID=833 (accessed 21 December 2014).
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Gould, Harvey, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox. STP Approach To Equilibrium Program. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 21 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8146&DocID=833>.
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STP Approach To Equilibrium Program:

References STP Textbook Chapter 1: From Classical to Statistical Mechanics

Chapter 1 of Gould and Tobochnik's Statistical and Thermal Physics provides additional underpinnings for the STP Approach to Equilibrium Program.

relation by Anne Cox
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package

STP Approach to Equilibrium Program is a part of STP Application package that contains curricular materials for the teaching of Statistical and Thermal Physics.

relation by Anne Cox
Covers the Same Topic As STP PartitionedBox Model

The EJS version of this program allows for editing of the model using Easy Java Simulations.

relation by Anne Cox

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