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This Java applet simulates a 2 dimensional gas of hard spheres. It illustrates several important concepts in statistical mechanics/kinetic theory, such as: mean free path and average time between collisions, the approach to thermal equilibrium and the Maxwell-Boltzmann speed distribution, and the question of macroscopic irreversibility vs. microscopic reversibility.

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    Informal Education,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Higher Education,Middle School,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110907105252267T,Grade 8,Grade 9,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-055,High School,Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12,Chemistry,Physics,Grade 7

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    English

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