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# Kinetic Theory and Temperature

130 - Kinetic Theory and Temperature

In this video Paul Andersen explains how the macroscopic measure of temperature can be related to the average kinetic energy of molecules in motion. The Boltzmann constant and distribution can be used to calculate the root mean square velocity for the sample.

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Artist: Herman Jolly
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AJ. A Red Balloon on a Ribbon, July 18, 2008. Open clip Art Library image’s page. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Red_toy_balloon.svg.
“File:Brownian Motion Large.gif.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed November 10, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brownian_motion_large.gif.
“File:Lord Kelvin Photograph.jpg.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed November 10, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lord_Kelvin_photograph.jpg.
Heatherawalls. English: IdeaLab Fire, June 28, 2013. Own work. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IdeaLab_fire.svg.
kismalac, Celsius_kelvin_estandar_1954 png: Homo logosderivative work: English: The Celsius and Kelvin Scales Are Shown in a Thermometer. Temperatures That Are the Base for the Modern Definition of the Celsius Scale Are Shown in Black: Water’s Triple Point (0.01 °C, 273.16 K) and Absolut Zero (-273.15 °C, 0 K). Temperatures That Were Previously Used as a Definition for the Magnitude of the Celsius Degree Appear in Gray: The Chilling 0.00 °C, 273.15 K) and Boiling Points of Water (100 °C, 373.15 K). It Can Be Appreciated That Both Scales Have the Same Unit Magnitude. Also, the Original Celsius Scale Is Escencialy the Same as the New One., 20:57 (UTC). Celsius_kelvin_estandar_1954.png. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CelsiusKelvin.svg.
Sharayanan. English : Depicts the Main Idea behind the Kinetic Theory of Gases — That Is, Gases Are Made of Molecules Whose Permanent Hits on the Walls of the Container Is Perceived as Pressure, and Whose Excitement Is Related to Temperature., August 8, 2007. Own work. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kinetic_theory_of_gases.svg.
“Temperature.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, May 14, 2015. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Temperature&oldid=662333733.