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Problem 20.3: Rank mass of particles

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In this animation N = nR (i.e., kB = 1). This, then, gives the ideal gas law as PV = NT. Restart.

Two different groups of particles, blue and another color (depending on the animation), are in a container with a piston between them. In each of the animations, the blue particles have the same mass, but the mass of the other particles is different. Rank the nonblue particles from most massive to least massive.

Illustration authored by Anne J. Cox.

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