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This web page contains a simulation of Brownian motion. One larger particle represents a macroscopically visible object (pollen grain) and smaller particles represent water molecules. Users may view speed vs. time or kinetic energy vs. time graphs as the particles collide randomly. Related context-rich questions elicit thinking about how average speed and average kinetic energy are related to object size. Are the objects in thermal equilibrium? This page is part of a collection of Java applets with tutorial questions developed for students of undergraduate physics.

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  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

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NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),ideal gas law,physlet,Kinetics and Dynamics,Models,applet,random motion,ideal gas,Informal Education,Higher Education,thermal equilibrium,random walk,particle collisions,brownian motion,Physics,Computing and Information,Thermo & Stat Mech,simulation,gas law,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905120335643T,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Brownian Motion

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English

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