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Computers in Physics
Educational Software Contest

WINNERS OF FOURTH ANNUAL CONTEST

Prizes awarded in January 1994; software described in CIP 7:6, 1993, p. 647.


Mauricio Oliveira Costa (student winner), Universidade de São Paulo, with Vitor Duarte Teodoro and Roger Stanev, for:
INTUIÇÃO
Guides users to a solution of the brachistochrone problem: determining the path between two points at different elevations that minimizes the time it takes for a mass to slide without friction between them.
Robert Estes, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, for:
CHAMBER WORKS
Simulates a particle-physics detector facility.
Bruce Hawkins, Smith College, for:
ANHARMONIC OSCILLATOR
Simulates various one-dimensional oscillators and illustrates chaotic effects.
Elisha Huggins, Dartmouth College, for:
MACSCOPE
Acquires and analyzes up to eight channels of data for computer-based laboratory studies.
Slade Mitchell (student winner), Wilfrid Laurier University, with Kevin Harrigan, for:
PC100 LAB SIMULATION
Simulates determination of Young's modulus in a laboratory experiment.


Honorable Mentions


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