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Binomial Coefficient Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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W. Christian
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The Binomial Coefficient model displays the number of ways k objects can be chosen from among n objects when order is irrelevant.   This number is known as a binomial coefficient and…
  
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T. Smith, W. Christensen, and J. Thompson
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T. Smith, W. Christensen, and J. Thompson, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 277-280.
We report the rationale behind and preliminary results from a guided-inquiry conceptual worksheet (a.k.a. tutorial) dealing with Carnot’s efficiency and the Carnot cycle. The…
  
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M. Loverude
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M. Loverude, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 189-192.
As part of ongoing research on student understanding in upper-division thermal physics, we developed a number of simple diagnostic questions designed to probe understanding of basic…
American Journal of Physics
  
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A. MacDonald, Am. J. Phys., 63 (12), 1122-1127 (1995).
A new statement of the second law of thermodynamics is given. The law leads almost effortlessly, for very general closed systems, to a definition of absolute entropy S, a…
American Journal of Physics
  
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D. Styer, Am. J. Phys., 67 (12), 1094-1095 (1999).
All too often, courses in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics barrage their students with numerous equations that are left unexamined and uninvestigated. This note explains how…
  
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D. Mountcastle, B. Bucy, and J. Thompson
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D. Mountcastle, B. Bucy, and J. Thompson, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 152-155.
Equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems are highly predictable as n, the number of particles approaches and exceeds Avogadro's number; theories of statistical physics depend on…
  
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B. Bucy, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle
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B. Bucy, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2005 Proceedings, 81-84.
We report data on upper-level student understanding of entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics when comparing the isothermal and free expansions of an ideal gas. Data from pre-…
Uniform Spherical Distribution Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Uniform Spherical Distribution Model shows how to pick a random point on the surface of a sphere. It shows a distribution generated by (incorrectly) picking points using a…
Random Walk 2D Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Random Walk 2D Model simulates a 2-D random walk. You can change the number of walkers and probability of going a given direction. You can modify this simulation if you have…
Random Walk 1D Continuous Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Random Walk 1D Continuous Model simulates a 1-D random walk with a variable step size. You can change the number of walkers and probability of going right and left. You can…
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