George L. Hardgrove
Ideal Gas Law - Intro to Mathcad
George L. Hardgrove, St. Olaf College
This Mathcad document introduces students to Mathcad and gives them practice with the software by using the Ideal Gas Law.
Maxwell distribution of Gas Molecule Velocities
George L. Hardgrove, St. Olaf College
This Mathcad document provides students with instruction and practice with the Maxwell distribution of gas velocities.
Powder Pattern Simulations
George L. Hardgrove, St. Olaf College
This Mathcad file provides an introduction to powder diffraction patterns of cubic crystal lattices.
The Crystal Structure of Bromobenzoic Acid
George L. Hardgrove, St. Olaf College
The purpose of this Mathcad exercise is to resolve a two-dimensional image of the structure of bromobenzoic acid in order to find out which isomer (ortho, meta, or para) of bromobenzoic acid ispresent and to speculate on the pattern of possible hydrogen bonding.
The Entropy of Lead
George L. Hardgrove, St. Olaf College
This Mathcad files present the determination of the third law entropy of lead using numerical methods, i.e. the trapezoid rule.
The Vibrations of Molecules - I : The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
George L. Hardgrove, St. Olaf College
This Mathcad file presents a basic introduction to simple harmonic motion and permit students to explore the effect of mass and force constant on this motion. It also gives a foundation to harmonic motion interms of Legrange's equation of motion.
The Vibrations of Molecules - II : The Carbon Dioxide Molecule
George L. Hardgrove, St. Olaf College
This Mathcad file providez a basic introduction to harmonic motion in a triatomicmolecule. Students explore the effect of initial velocity andposition on the mode of vibration obtained by solving classical equations of motion. The document can serve as an introduction to Molecular Dynamics.