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Computers in Physics
Educational Software Contest

WINNERS OF FIRST ANNUAL CONTEST

Prizes awarded in January 1991; software described in CIP 4:5, 1990, p. 540.


Mark Baratta, University of Wisconsin, with Gordon Wolfe, for:
LENSES
Uses Snell's law to trace rays through a multi-element optical system.
Eric Mazur, Harvard University, for:
THE ESSENCE OF PHYSICS
Reinforces learning from a calculus-based general-physics text through interactive presentations and exercises.
Edward Redish, University of Maryland, with James Harold and Ken Hennacy, for:
ORBITS
Solves for the motion of two massive bodies moving under the influence of gravity and plots the orbits.
Bruce Sherwood, Carnegie Mellon University, for:
GRAPHER
Graphs the solutions of algebraic or ordinary differential equations.
J. C. Sprott, University of Wisconsin, with George Rowlands, for:
CHAOS DEMONSTRATIONS
Demonstrates 18 examples of dynamical chaos and related phenomena.

Honorable Mentions


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