Thermodynamics Problem 8.12.3

Animation 1 Animation 2 Animation 3

Description

Numerous small hard spheres are placed in a container as shown in the animation (position in centimeters and time is in seconds). 

Question

Which of the following animations best approximates (qualitatively) an ideal gas? Note: Simulations will run for 20 seconds. 

Answer

Animation 2.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 13-11, Giancoli-SE: 18-1.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by  Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni.

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