Learning Exercise: Equilibrium Demo
Thermodynamics and the Ideal Gas laws
- Run simulation 1. Point out the relation between heat flow and particle motion.
- Run simulation 4. Show the relation between diffusion, number density differences, temperature differences, and heat flow.
- Briefly show how to change temperature and open and close shutter.
Assign simulation questions to students for individual or group solution. Group questions as: (1, 2, 3) for effect of temperature differences, (4, 5) for density gradient and temperature difference, and (6, 7) for study of fluctuations about equilibrium for small numbers of atoms.
- College General Ed