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Computers in Physics
Educational Software Contest

WINNERS OF THIRD ANNUAL CONTEST

Prizes awarded in January 1993; software described in CIP 6:6, 1992, p. 686.


Ruth Chabay, Carnegie Mellon University, for:
ELECTRIC FIELD HOCKEY
Develops through play a qualitative understanding of the Coulomb force, the superposition of forces, and frictionless motion.
Daniel Lacks, Harvard University, for:
ATOMIC COLLISIONS, QUANTUM SCATTERING, VIBRATIONAL MODES, and REACTION DYNAMICS
Simulates effects covered in courses on molecular physics, chemical physics, physical chemistry, and classical mechanics.
Judah L. Schwartz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for:
DIV, GRAD, CURL, AND ALMOST ALL THAT
Visualizes divergence, gradient, and curl fields as an aid to understanding their meaning and application.


Honorable Mentions


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