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Description:

This item is a simulation of the Maxwell-Boltzmann speed distribution. A group of particles is launched with the same speed inside a container. Once the particles collide with the walls of the container the speeds become randomized and the simulation represents the random motion of gas molecules contained a box. The user can view instantaneous particle velocities as well as a histogram that clearly shows the distribution curve. Related context-rich tutorial questions ask the user to think about the average particle speed, peak of the distribution curve, and how they relate. This page is part of a collection of Java applets with tutorial questions designed for students of undergraduate physics.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

Thermo & Stat Mech,Informal Education,Kinetics and Dynamics,speed distrubution,NSDL,interactive simulation,boltzmann equation,Undergraduate (Lower Division),average speed,maxwell-boltzmann,Higher Education,applet,Education,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Boltzmann Equation,simulation,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905120337222T,Computing and Information

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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