4F10.25 - Maxwell's Demon
There are many programs, applets, apps, and screen savers that will simulate a Maxwell's Demon situation. Choose the appropriate program or applet for your presentation.
The vortex tube is a commercial model designed for machinist type work. With the air pressure we have available in our Lecture Rooms a 50 degree C temperature difference is easily achievable.
The Jack-in-the-Box can be used as a humorous model to explain Maxwell's demon.
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- Katie Robertson, "The Demons Haunting Thermodynamics", Physics Today, Vol. 74, #11, Nov. 2021, p. 44.
- Eric Lutz and Sergio Ciliberto, "Information: From Maxwell's Demon to Landuaer's Eraser", Physics Today, Vol. 68, #9, Sep. 2015, p. 30.
- Bruce Sherwood, "Modeling Maxwell's Demon", Physics Today, Vol. 68, #3, Mar. 2015, p. 9.
- Zhiyue Lu, Dibyendu Mandal, Christopher Jarzynski, "Engineering Maxwell's Demon", Physics Today, Vol. 67, #8, Aug. 2014, p. 60.
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