Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 11:54:27 -0500

Author: Wolfgang Rueckner

Subject: Re: Maxwell Velocity Distribution


Jerry -- I built an 2nd story addition to our "golf-ball atmosphere"
demo many years ago

to show the velocity distribution as a function of height. It worked
reasonably well and showed the effect within a minute or so of
operation. Haven't used it since (it was a special request by one
faculty member at the time). -- Wolfgang

>I would like to revive an earlier thread about the Maxwell Velocity
>Distribution. Some questions for Tappers:
>Which Tappers have a demo for the Maxwell Velocity Distribution?
>If you have a demo for this where did you get it?
>Which Tappers do NOT demonstrate for the Maxwell Velocity Distribution?
>Please respond and elaborate if you have time.
>This topic had been discussed in earlier threads. Urs uses the
>Phywe Maxwell Velocity Distribution device and I am considering to
>purchase one. Jason Saint John is making a homemade device.
>Michael Thomason had a software simulation but I am not interested
>in a simulation.
>I have had repeated requests from faculty to perform this experiment.
>Thanks, Jerry
>Gerald Zani e-mail:
>Manager of Demonstrations phone: (401) 863-3964
>Department of Physics FAX: (401) 863-2024
>Brown University Providence, RI 02912-1843 USA
>Do a little more of that work which you have confessed to be good,
>Which you feel that society and your most Just Judge rightly demand of you.
>Cultivate the tree which you have found to bear fruit in your soil.
>If you have any experiments you would like to try, try them.
>Now's your chance.
>Henry David Thoreau, Journal entry, 1850.
From Fri Mar 5 11:50:30 2004