Tricky Dimensions – a Spin-off of a Sim

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Title Tricky Dimensions – a Spin-off of a Sim
Description Pointing out that lowering the dimension of space from 3D to 2D changes the speed distribution and even more markedly the energy distribution that a simulation calculates for a monatomic ideal gas. The reason is also outlined but not elaborated in detail.
Subject Chemistry, Physics
Level Graduate, Undergrad - Advanced
Type Other
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Maxwell distribution, Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, chi distribution, chi square distribution, dimensions, exponential distribution, ideal gas, kinetic theory
Simulation(s) Gas Properties (HTML5), Gas Properties

Author(s) Sándor Nagy
School / Organization ELTE, Kémiai Intézet, Budapest, Hungary
Date submitted 3/11/11
Date updated 9/9/19