In this simulation, you will examine the time evolution of two interacting Einstein solids that each consist of some chosen number of oscillators and that share some chosen quanta of energy. Both the number of oscillators and the total energy quanta will be small in order to keep the statistics from getting too cumbersome.

Each time you click the "roll the dice" button, 8 dice will be rolled, each corresponding to one of the energy quanta. The number on the die corresponds to how that energy quanta will move. 1 - move right; 2 - move up; 3 - move left; 4 - move down; 5 - don't move; 6 - don't move. If the quantum would move off the simulation, it doesn't move.

Einstein Solid by Alyssa J. Pasquale, Ph.D. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.