Maxwell distribution of Gas Molecule Velocities©
George L. Hardgrove
Chemistry Department
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057
United States
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These documents contain instruction and practice with the Maxwell distribution of gas velocities. This document builds on the Ideal Gas Law-Intro to Mathcad document by Prof.Hardgrove. This material provides a classic set of exploratory interactive exercises foruse by students to examine the Maxwell distribution. The exercises build systematically in difficulty and show the power of Mathcad to evaluate integrals and perform symbolic mathematics.
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Pedagogies: Computer-Based Learning
Domains: Physical Chemistry
Topics: Kinetic-Molecular Theory, Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics
File NameDescriptionSoftware TypeSoftware Version Computational Document (Mathcad 6/8 or higher) Mathcad Mathcad Computational Document Mathcad
maxins.pdf Read-Only Document
maxrun.pdf Read-Only Document
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©Copyright George Hardgrove, 1996. All rights reserved. You are welcome to use this document in your own classes but commercial use is not allowed without the permission of the author.