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written by Paul Falstad
This applet simulates kinetic theory of gases. The volume, temperature of a plate at the bottom, and force of gravity are adjustable. A histogram displays relative velocities of different temperatures of molecules. A description and source code are also included.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Kinetic and Diffusive Processes
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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July 13, 2004 by Bruce Mason
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P. Falstad, , WWW Document, (
P. Falstad, Gas Molecules Simulation, <>.
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Falstad, P. (n.d.). Gas Molecules Simulation. Retrieved December 9, 2023, from
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Falstad, Paul. Gas Molecules Simulation. (accessed 9 December 2023).
MLA Format
Falstad, Paul. Gas Molecules Simulation. 9 Dec. 2023 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Paul Falstad", Title = {Gas Molecules Simulation}, Volume = {2023}, Number = {9 December 2023}, Year = {} }
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