Ideal Otto Engine


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This simulation models the state thermodynamic properties of an ideal Otto engine.


Assume the the equation of state for the gas in the engine can be approximated by an ideal diatomic gas.  


Features of this Script

This script demonstrates the use of the following methods:

Required Resources

Jar files:  Bar4_.jar, DataTable4_.jar, Molecular4_.jar, STools4.jar
Images:  none


Script by Wolfgang Christian
Questions by Wolfgang Christian.
Engine was originally written by Sadie Lowry for the  Motif environment.  It was later ported to Java by Sasa Divjak.  The Java code was later modified by Wolfgang Christian to support inter-applet communication.  The DataGraph Physlet was written by Wolfgang Christian.