A "bell curve" is the common name of a Gaussian Probability Distribution, because it is shaped like a bell. After a large class takes a test, the grades will roughly follow a Gaussian Probability Distribution. As the simulation on the left shows, this is also true for the random distribution of energy.

Can you think of other examples where this will apply to energy? To find out more, click here.



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Project 1:
Match the boxes on the right with the
appropriate definition on the left.

Then, print out this page, and submit it to your instructor.


Project 2:

Learn the basic logic gates! Click on the switches to turn them off or on. A wire will turn red when under power. A lamp will turn green under power and red when without power. Select one of the examples to see how a computer inside actually works. Build your own circuits by clicking on the edit button and then selecting your tools. You can test your own circuits, but you cannot save them. (This java applet is provided by www.realapplets.com)

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