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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…
  
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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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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…
STP Einstein Solids Program  [ Computer Program ]
  
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H. Gould, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox
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The STP EinsteinSolids program displays the energy distribution of an Einstein solid in thermal contact with another Einstein solid. The purpose of this program is to explore the…
  
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F. Fernandes
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The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Boltzmann's Statistics model performs successive simulations of an isolated assembly of vibrating molecules modeled as quantum harmonic…
Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Package  [ Computer Program ]
  
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T. Timberlake
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The Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Launcher package is a self-contained file for teaching the basic concept of the statistical interpretation of entropy. The file contains…
Ideal Gas with Maxwell's Demon  [ Computer Program ]
  
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T. Timberlake
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The EJS Ideal Gas with Maxwell's Demon model simulates a two-dimensional ideal gas in a square box, monitored by Maxwell's Demon (which allows only faster than average particles to…
Hot and Cold Ideal Gases  [ Computer Program ]
  
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T. Timberlake
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The EJS Hot and Cold Ideal Gases model simulates the mixing of hot and cold two-dimensional ideal gases in a square box. This simulation can be used as part of the activity described…