PURPOSE: To demonstrate that an ordered state is statistically possible.
DESCRIPTION: Place two green balls and two orange balls on one side of the diffusion apparatus (Demonstration I6-21), and start the machine going with the hole between sides open. Notice that although statistically it is less probable, the arrangement of both orange balls on one side and both green balls on the other side will happen occasionally. Is this as likely to happen using three balls of each color?
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EQUIPMENT: Gas diffusion model with three orange ping pong balls and three green ping pong balls.
SETUP TIME: None.
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