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Thermo and Stat Mech Recommendations

by Bruce Mason
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These MERLOT items are recommended by the MERLOT/Physics Editorial Board for thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics.

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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.

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

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.

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). The user can change volume or add or remove heat from the gas and the state of the gas is ploted on the g

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 statistical mechanics courses. The Open Source Physics Java simulations used for the class include gas, fluid, and solid simulations, Is

Statistical Mechanics Simulator

Added 07/28/2006
This simulation shows distribution functions and heat capacity vs. temperature for systems with discrete quantum energy levels. The energy levels can be set by the user.
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