Title banner - NASA meatball - Animated Gas Lab - Glenn Research Center

The Animated Gas Lab is a series of computer animations which demonstrate all the possible combinations of the ideal gas law or equation of state. Gases have various properties which we can observe with our senses, including the gas pressure, temperature, mass, and the volume which contains the gas. Careful, scientific observation has determined that these variables are related to one another and the values of these properties determine the state of the gas. In a scientific manner, we can fix any two of the four primary properties and study the nature of the relationship between the other two by varying one and observing the variation of the other. The variations are demonstrated using computer graphics in the animated gas lab.

As a general rule, a web site consists of many individual pages that are connected, or related, to one another through hyperlinks. The Web is, therefore, much less structured than a bound book, in which one page follows another in a definite, numbered sequence. We have intentionally organized this site to mirror this unstructured approach. Users can navigate the pages of the site through hyperlinks based on their own interest and inquiry. But for those who prefer more structure to the information available here, we have organized an alternative to the unstructured approach -- a guided tour through the site. Users move from page to page through the tour by using special buttons at the bottom of each page.

ClickPicture of button used to display previous page to move back to the previous page.
ClickPicture of button used to display next page to move to the next page.
Click Picture of button used to end tour to return to this page at the end of each tour.

To begin the tour, Click Here.

To go directly to the simulator, Click Here.