kinetic theory

  • TF6.1 Cenco Kinetic Theory Apparatus

    This is a tube with glass pieces and mercury. Heating up the mercury will give the glass pieces enough energy to jump around. Projecting this onto a screen will show that most of the pieces stay towards the bottom, but there will be a small distribution above the bottom.


  • TF6.2  Peg Board with Marbles     PegBoardWithMarbles

    This is a verticle board with marbles added on top. The boards is filled with nails and so the marbles hit the nails and meander a completely arbitrary path down the board. There are several compartment at the bottom that catch the marbles. Using a lot of marbles will form a Gaussian in the recepticles.