Qualitative evidence of the microscopic nature of gases is shown by an effect called Brownian motion. /htdocs/ntnujava/ejsuser/2/users/ntnu/fkh/browianmotion_pkg/browianmotion.propertiesFull screen applet or Problem viewing java?Add http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ to exception site list
All the particles are moving with different velocity and in random direction.
The only interaction between partciles is coiision.
There is one larger particles which will be collide by surrounding particles and the behavior is similar to a random walk pattern.
This simulation let you get a visual representation of Brownian motion.
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