WINNERS OF SECOND ANNUAL CONTEST
Prizes awarded in January 1992; software described in CIP 5:6, 1991,
Freeman Deutsch, Harvard College Observatory, with Philip Sadler, Charles
Whitney, and Linda Shore, for:
Depicts the oscillation of beads connected by elastic strings.
James Harold, University of Maryland, for:
Treats 22 different maps and differential equation, as discussed in
an associated descriptive manual.
Charles Misner, University of Maryland, with Patrick Cooney, for:
SPREADSHEET PHYSICS WORKSHEETS
Applies numerical analysis for the solution of physics problems at
Ronald K. Thornton, Tufts University, and Priscilla Laws, Dickinson College,
with Stephen Beardslee, Brock Miller, David Egoff, and Lars Travers, for:
TEMPERATURE, EVENT COUNTER, DATA LOGGER, and SOUND
Provides the software component of a complete microprocessor-based
David Trowbridge, Microsoft Corporation, and Bruce Sherwood, Carnegie-Mellon
Calculates and displays electric or magnetic fields, as well as flux
patterns, for selectable arrangements of charged particles or straight-line
current sources, respectively.
Peter Cramer, Quentin Herr, Michael Collette, and Steven Jogan, Case Western
Reserve University, for:
Simulates the motion of a planet around a star.
R. H. Good, California State University in Haywood, for:
PHYSICS SIMULATION PROGRAMS
Provides classroom demonstration of longitudinal wave, waves on a string,
two sine waves, chain reaction, Maxwell's demon, moving charge, radiating
dipole, and thin lens.
David Keeports and John Furth, Mills College, for:
Teaches variational method of calculating eigenenergies and wavefunctions
of one-dimensional systems.
Robert Roessler and Alfred Pflug, University of Vienna, for:
Displays graphical animation of relativistically moving object and
helps users interpret the results.
Roger Rollins, Don Weekley, and Sergio De Souza-Machado, Ohio University,
CHAOTIC DYNAMICS WORKBENCH
Performs numerical experiments on systems that evolve in time and exhibit
Judah L. Schwartz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for:
THE NEWTONIAN SANDBOX
Explores motion of masses in ballistic, oscillatory, and central-force
systems and the motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields.
Roger Sipson, Moorhead State University, for:
Simulates 22 physical systems described by differential equations.
Pieter Visscher, University of Alabama, for:
Solves time-dependent Maxwell's equations and simulates the behavior
of plane waves, solenoids, capacitors, magneto tubes, and accelerated charges.
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