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T. Smith, W. Christensen, and J. Thompson
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T. Smith, W. Christensen, and J. Thompson, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 277-280.
We report the rationale behind and preliminary results from a guided-inquiry conceptual worksheet (a.k.a. tutorial) dealing with Carnot’s efficiency and the Carnot cycle. The…
American Journal of Physics
  
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A. MacDonald, Am. J. Phys., 63 (12), 1122-1127 (1995).
A new statement of the second law of thermodynamics is given. The law leads almost effortlessly, for very general closed systems, to a definition of absolute entropy S, a…
American Journal of Physics
  
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D. Styer, Am. J. Phys., 67 (12), 1094-1095 (1999).
All too often, courses in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics barrage their students with numerous equations that are left unexamined and uninvestigated. This note explains how…
  
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B. Bucy, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle
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B. Bucy, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2005 Proceedings, 81-84.
We report data on upper-level student understanding of entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics when comparing the isothermal and free expansions of an ideal gas. Data from pre-…
STP Entropy Einstein Solid Program  [ Computer Program ]
  
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H. Gould, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox
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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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K. Forinash
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This resource is a simulation of an ideal Otto engine. The page explains the cycles of the engine, and the applet shows its cycles alongside a pressure vs. volume or temperature vs.…
STP Textbook: Table of Contents  [ Book Section ]
  
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H. Gould and J. Tobochnik
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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…
Ejs STP LJFluid2D Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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W. Christian, A. Cox, H. Gould, and J. Tobochnik
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The Lennard-Jones Fluid 2D program shows a system of particles in two dimensions interacting via the Lennard-Jones potential. The program displays the particles in the box as a…
Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package  [ Computer Program ]
  
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H. Gould and J. Tobochnik
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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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H. Gould and J. Tobochnik
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We develop the basic methodology of statistical mechanics and provide a microscopic foundation for the concepts of temperature and entropy. We use computer simulations will be to…
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