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  • Animations marked with "MSU" are from an excellent site by W. Bauer at Michigan State University, which provides a variety of physics and chemistry java animations
  • Animations marked with "UCI" are from a very good site by Christopher Grayce at University of California at Irvine
  • Animations marked with "ISU" are from a comprehensive set of chemistry animations by Tom Greenbowe at Iowa State University, from the Chemical Education Research Group in the Department of Chemistry.
  • Animations marked with * are "live" and not maintained from Windsor - their availability depends on the authors and universities that maintain them.


Chapter 1: Gases

Chapter 2: First Law

Chapter 3: Second Law

Chapters 4, 5: Transformations, Mixtures and Phase Diagrams



Phase Diagrams

Royal Society Videos on Thermodynamics