When viewing the Technical Program schedule, on the far righthand side
is a column labeled "PLANNER." Use this planner to build your own
schedule. Once you select an event and want to add it to your personal
schedule, just click on the calendar icon of your choice (outlook
calendar, ical calendar or google calendar) and that event will be
stored there. As you select events in this manner, you will have your
own schedule to guide you through the week.
You can also create your personal schedule on the SC11 app (Boopsie) on your smartphone. Simply select a session you want to attend and "add" it to your plan. Continue in this manner until you have created your own personal schedule. All your events will appear under "My Event Planner" on your smartphone.
ABSTRACT: The physical properties of many-body systems, such the pressure exerted by collections of molecules in a gas, are related to the collective behavior of the individual atoms whose individual behavior can fairly be described as random. This is vividly manifest by an "idealized" gas. In this system, the interrelations among pressure, volume, and temperature are simply summarized in the Ideal Gas Law, but are directly determined by the random motions of huge numbers individual molecules. Monte Carlo simulations are an excellent vehicle to help students understand the connections between individual randomness and collective order. We will present a variety of simulations implemented in a spectrum of computational tools from a spreadsheet to the C programming language. We will emphasize the opportunity these present for students to explore the emergence of the Maxwell-Boltzmann speed distribution of gas molecules while learning about computational modeling and programming.
Assumed background: basic computer literacy; either 2 years of undergraduate physics or a bachelors degree in mathematics, or equivalent.