APS Excellence in Physics Education Award
November 2019

Science SPORE Prize
November 2011

The Open Source Physics Project is supported by NSF DUE-0442581.

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Two-State Paramagnet Worksheet and Model
written by Spencer Wheaton
A worksheet  that uses the two-state paramagnet model to investigate the fundamental ideas of Statistical and Thermal Physics.  This model considers N non-interacting magnetic dipoles, with dipole moment mu in an external magnetic field of strength B. Each dipole can point either in the direction of the magnetic field, or in the opposite direction (i.e. the dipoles are "two-state"). A dipole pointing in the direction of the magnetic field has less energy than one pointing in the opposite direction, since it requires energy to flip a dipole from being aligned with the field to being anti-aligned.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.6 of Java (JRE).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Ensembles
= Macrostate
= Microstate
- First Law
= Thermal Equilibrium
- Models
= Einstein Model
- Second and Third Law
= Entropy
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
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- Educators
- application/java
- application/postscript
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Rights Holder:
Spencer Wheaton
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 15, 2013 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
June 13, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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when Cataloged:
May 24, 2013
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