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Computers in Physics
Educational Software Contest

WINNERS OF SECOND ANNUAL CONTEST

Prizes awarded in January 1992; software described in CIP 5:6, 1991, p. 636.
Freeman Deutsch, Harvard College Observatory, with Philip Sadler, Charles Whitney, and Linda Shore, for:
WAVEMAKER
Depicts the oscillation of beads connected by elastic strings.
James Harold, University of Maryland, for:
MAPPER
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 several levels.
Ronald K. Thornton, Tufts University, and Priscilla Laws, Dickinson College, with Stephen Beardslee, Brock Miller, David Egoff, and Lars Travers, for:
MACMOTION, TEMPERATURE, EVENT COUNTER, DATA LOGGER, and SOUND
Provides the software component of a complete microprocessor-based laboratory system.
David Trowbridge, Microsoft Corporation, and Bruce Sherwood, Carnegie-Mellon University, for:
EM FIELD
Calculates and displays electric or magnetic fields, as well as flux patterns, for selectable arrangements of charged particles or straight-line current sources, respectively.

Honorable Mentions


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