Computer Program Detail Page
Second Law of Thermodynamics and Boltzmann's Statistics Model
written by Fernando Silva Fernandes
The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Boltzmann's Statistics model performs successive simulations of an isolated assembly of vibrating molecules modeled as quantum harmonic oscillators. The objective is to reach, by means of molecular random collisions, the thermodynamic equilibrium detected through the entropy evolution and the approach to Boltzmann's distribution. When the simulation is run, each successive simulation consists of random collisions (the simulation number is indicated in the middle yellow field). The reduced entropy (S/k) evolution is displayed at the top panel after every 50 collisions as a function of the total number of collisions.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Boltzmann's Statistics model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed. You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the map and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.
Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.6 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics and Boltzmann's Statistics model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.
download 8kb .zip
Last Modified: October 22, 2012
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!
Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.
Citation Source Information
The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.
The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.
The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.
Second Law of Thermodynamics and Boltzmann's Statistics Model:
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 Second Law of Thermodynamics and Boltzmann's Statistics Model.relation by Wolfgang Christian
Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.