Date: Tue Aug 25 10:47:03 2009
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Author: Paul Doherty
Subject: Re: demos for advanced thermodynamics classes
It's the gas model.
Frank Oppenheimer had it in the physics lab at Boulder CO
Students would photograph the tracks of the white superballs using a
polaroid camera with a time exposure as they bounced then plot a
histogram of velocities and obtain a maxwell boltzman distribution.
At the Exploratorium kids of all ages love to watch the balls bounce.
On Aug 24, 2009, at 10:31 PM, Bernard Cleyet wrote:
> Not; just models pressure as a function of temperature.
> The Exploratorium has such a device.
> bc thinks Paul D. can lead to the appropriate Exploratorium web page.
> On 2009, Aug 24, , at 04:36, Zani, Gerald wrote:
>> It does produce a good and real Boltzman, or Maxwell-Boltzman, or
>> velocity distribution.
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