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Entropy and Boltzmann's Distribution JS Model
written by Fernando Silva Fernandes
This model simulates an isolated system of 1000 distinguishable and non-interacting molecules modeled as quantum harmonic oscillators, inspired by the article "A Computer Problem in Statistical Thermodynamics", P. Schettler, J. Chem. Education, 51, 250 (1974). Through successive random molecular jumps between the energy levels of the oscillators, the entropy of the system tends to a maximum and Boltzmann's distribution is approached. That is, the system evolves to the equilibrium state accordingly the 2ยบ Law of thermodynamics. The model can be used as a complemental tool for teaching thermodynamics and statistical mechanics at undregraduate level, requiring only a browser to be executed.
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Practices
- Instructional Material Design
= Simulation
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Ensembles
= Boltzmann Distribution
- General
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- Researchers
- Educators
- application/javascript
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Boltzmann's Distribution, Entropy
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