Entropy and Boltzmann's Distribution JS Model DocumentsThis material has 2 associated documents. Select a document title to view a document's information. Main DocumentEntropy and Boltzmann's Distribution JS Model
written by
Fernando Silva Fernandes This model simulates an isolated system of 1000 distinguishable and noninteracting molecules modeled as quantum harmonic oscillators, inspired by the article "A Computer Problem in Statistical Thermodynamics", P. Schettler, J. Chem. Education, 51, 250 (1974). Through successive random molecular jumps between the energy levels of the oscillators, the entropy of the system tends to a maximum and Boltzmann's distribution is approached. That is, the system evolves to the equilibrium state accordingly the 2 nd Law of thermodynamics. The model can be used as a complemental tool for teaching thermodynamics and statistical mechanics at undergraduate level, requiring only a browser to be executed.
Last Modified January 13, 2024
Source Code DocumentsEntropy and Boltmann's Distribution Source CodeEJS JavaScript source code for the Entropy and Boltmann's Distribution model.
Last Modified January 13, 2024
