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Thermodynamics and Stat Mech Resources

by Bruce Mason
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This is a collection of recommended resources for teaching or learning thermodynamics and stat mech. It focuses on multimedia illustrations of thermo concepts and online textbooks and tutorials.

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The Expert System for Thermodynamics (TEST)

Added 07/28/2006
This extensive site includes virtual thrermo illustrations, tutorials, and thermodynamic calculators. It also includes an extensive collection of problems. It is aimed towards engineering classes so that it is particularly useful for demonstrating applica

Statistical and Thermal Physics Curriculum Development Project

Added 07/28/2006
This collection includes simulations and lecture notes suitable for upper level undergraduate or introductory graduate courses. The Open Source Physics Java simulations include gas, fluid, and solid simulations, Ising and X-Y models, and statistical model

Statistical Physics

Added 07/28/2006
This online textbook for Statistical Mechanics uses java simulations to motivate the connection between microscopic behavior and macroscopic properties.

Statistical Mechanics Simulator

Added 07/28/2006
This simulation shows distribution functions and heat capacity vs. temperature for systems with discrete quantum energy levels.

Ideal gas transformations

Added 07/28/2006
This shockwave applet illustrations on P-V or P-T diagrams the four standard thermodynamic processes (isothermal, adiabatic, isochoric, or isobaric). An outline of the thermodynamics of an ideal gas is also included.

Ideal Gas Law Simulation

Added 07/28/2006
This java simulation of an ideal gas is very flexible in the range of physical parameters that can be studied. All the thermodynamic properties of a two-component ideal gas (pressure, volume, number of each component, temperature, etc) can be controlled.
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