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This article discusses several ways of illustrating fundamental concepts in statistical and thermal physics by considering various models and algorithms. We emphasize the importance of replacing students’ incomplete mental images by models that are physically accurate. In some cases it is sufficient to discuss the results of an algorithm or the behavior of a model rather than having students write a program.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

Thermo & Stat Mech,Approach to Equilibrium,Kinetics and Dynamics,Statistics,NSDL,Probability,Mathematical Tools,Models,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Higher Education,Metropolis algorithm,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Density of States,Mathematics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905111748608T,Physics,demon algorithm,molecular dynamics,Ensembles

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English

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