Maxwellian Velocity Distribution (Physics)
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Maxwellian Velocity Distribution (Physics)


Maxwellian Velocity Distribution (Physics)

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This experiment is designed to further demonstrate the properties of the ideal gas law. Mirror site:
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: May 17, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 26, 2001
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Submitter: Jim Spohrer


  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
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    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
  • User review 3 average rating
  • User Rating: 3 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for John Walkup
14 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Beautiful graphics that are well-designed. It would have been more interesting to show how the molecules inside the balloon affected its shape with increasing temperature. Some of the images didn't load correctly under IE 5.0