Computers in Physics
Educational Software Contest
WINNERS OF THIRD ANNUAL CONTEST
Prizes awarded in January 1993; software described in CIP 6:6, 1992,
Ruth Chabay, Carnegie Mellon University, for:
Develops through play a qualitative understanding of the Coulomb force,
the superposition of forces, and frictionless motion.
Daniel Lacks, Harvard University, for:
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.
Paul Antonucci, Harvard University, for:
Supports experiments in light and color, optical characteristics of
filters, fluorescence, absorption and emission, and visual perception.
Sylvan C. Bloch, University of South Florida, for:
SPREADSHEET SIGNAL PROCESSOR
Manipulates data including convoluting, correlating, filtering, ensemble
averaging, signal generating, deconvoluting, and FIR and IIR filter testing.
Wolfgang Christian, Davidson College, for:
Models coupled rate equations for a four-level laser.
Timothy W. Haywood, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, for:
Fits numerical expressions to sets of x,y data pairs.
James H. Mahoney, Marlboro College, for:
Performs numerical computations on user-defined functions and arrays.
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