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STP Hard Disks MD Program
written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The STP Hard Disks MD program simulates the dynamics of a system of hard disks. The default parameters are N=64 particles in a box of length L = 18.0 and a temperature T=1.0. The particles are initially in a regular array.
STP HardDisksMD 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_HardDisksMD.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.
2 supplemental documents are available
STP Hard Disks MD Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the STP Hard Disks MD program. It describes how to use the stp_HardDisksMD.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the jar file.
download 142kb .pdf
Published: March 6, 2009
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STP Hard Disks MD Program:
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics 2nd Ed. Programs
STP Hard Disk MD 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 Hard Disk MD Program.relation by Anne Cox
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