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Problem 20.4: Kinetic energy of diatomic and monatomic particles

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The gas in the animation has 20 monatomic particles and 10 diatomic particles. Which of the lines on the graph corresponds to the total kinetic energy, the total kinetic energy of the monatomic particles, the total kinetic energy of the diatomic particles, and the translational and rotational kinetic energy of the diatomic particles? Explain. Restart.

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.
Script authored by Wolfgang Christian modified by Anne J. Cox.
Applet authored by Ernesto Martin and modified by Wolfgang Christian.

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