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STP Approach To Equilibrium Program Documents

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STP Approach To Equilibrium Program 

written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox

The ApproachToEquilibrium program displays the number of particles on one half of a box as a function of time after a small hole is made in the partition dividing the box in half.

The purpose of this simulation is to gain insight into the tendency of macroscopic systems to approach a well defined equilibrium macrostate and the improtance of fluctuations in equilibrium.

ApproachToEquilibrium 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 ApproachToEquilibrium.jar file will run the program if Java is installed on your computer. Additional Open Source Physics programs for Statistical and Thermal Physics can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, STP or Statistical and Thermal Physics.

Published October 7, 2008
Last Modified October 24, 2008

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Supplemental Documents (2)

STP Approach To Equilibrium Documentation 

A pdf document that briefly describes the STP Approach to Equilibrium program. It describes how to use the stp_ApproachToEquilibrium.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the stp_ApproachToEquilibrium.jar file.

Published October 7, 2008
Last Modified October 9, 2008

STP Approach To Equilibrium Distribution 

The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the STP Approach To Equilibrium program.   This distribution contains the STP Approach To Equilibrium program, documentation, and exercises.

Published October 7, 2008
Last Modified October 9, 2008

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