Thermodynamics 8.12: Additional Problem 2

Description

Numerous small hard spheres representing O2 molecules are placed in a container as shown in the animation (position in centimeters and time in seconds). 

Question

What is the average speed of the molecules? Note: Simulations will run for 20 seconds. Start

Answer

115 m/s.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 13-11, Giancoli-SE: 18-2.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni.

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