SimChemistry for Windows
Live molecular dynamics simulation for chemistry teaching and
Version 2.2 of SimChemistry for
Windows is available for download here.
This program is quite old now, but has a lot of useful 2D molecular
dynamics algorithms included, with plenty of explanatory comments. So that
others can benefit from this work, the source code
is also now available for download.
About SimChemistry for Windows
SimChemistry for Windows allows you to set up, run and interactively
modify simulations on your PC representing microscopic physical
systems. You can play existing demo simulations (including those
supplied) to learn about the molecular-level behaviour behind
macroscopic chemical phenomena, or record your own to show others.
You may introduce any number of types of molecules, with their own
masses, radii and colours, and specify how each pair of types of
molecule should interact -- be it through hard billiard-ball type
collisions or through attractive Lennard-Jones interactions with
user-settable parameters. Observe the behaviour of solids, liquids,
gases, and mixtures; apply pressure with moving pistons and measure
quantities with monitor regions. Add annotations anywhere to explain
the action on screen. Plot XY graphs of changing quantities, and
modify parameters via on-screen controls.
View Example Screen Shots
Please email me if you wish to be informed of updates or have any
comments or queries. The address is below (rewritten to avoid spam, sorry):
chem (at) simchemistry.co.uk
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