OT Some Run Rev simulations
rogerguay at centurytel.net
Mon Mar 15 23:00:55 CST 2004
This is absolutely wonderful, Jim. Not only do I get to learn a lot of
scripting tricks but I also get to review my favorite subject, Physics!
Thanks so much.
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> Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 09:27:57 -0800
> From: Jim Hurley <jhurley at infostations.com>
> Subject: OT Some Run Rev simulations
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> Greetings all,
> I have posted a Run Rev stack on my web site. The eventual
> stand-alone will be offered (gratis) on the Web as a complement to a
> book of mine which will be published shortly. Some of this may not
> make much sense without the book, but some is relatively intuitive.
> There are five interactive applications:
> 1) The law of large numbers (actually a variant thereof) demonstrates
> the fact that for systems with a large number of components, there is
> one macrostate which is overwhelmingly more probable than any other
> at the given energy, volume and particle numbers.
> 2) This a simple experiment to demonstrate Newton's thinking in
> linking the motion of a projectile here on earth to the motion of the
> moon about the earth and the planets about the sun. (I am working on
> a version of this which allows for various power laws, not just the
> inverse square.)
> 3) Temperature is defined as the reciprocal of the slope of the
> entropy vs. energy curve. This application shows that that is not as
> ridiculous a definition as it sounds.
> 4) Time asymmetry paradox: This application demonstrates how a
> system, composed of elementary particles that behave symmetrically in
> time, will behave asymmetrically in time.
> 5) A rainbow paradox: Red light shinning on a raindrop is reflected
> as a cone of light. How do these conical beams produce the red bow in
> the rainbow? And why are the colors of the red, orange, green and
> blue cones separated to produce the colors of the rainbow?
> My apologies to anyone who looks to the scripting for enlightenment.
> I am strictly an instant-gratification-programmer.
> There are two files: TimeMac.zip and TimePC.zip, which are the Mac
> and PC versions respectively. They are to be found at
> http://home.infostations.net/jhurley/ They are relatively large
> files, about 3 megs each.
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