Computers in Physics
Educational Software Contest
WINNERS OF FOURTH ANNUAL CONTEST
Prizes awarded in January 1994; software described in CIP 7:6, 1993,
Mauricio Oliveira Costa (student winner), Universidade
de São Paulo, with Vitor Duarte Teodoro and Roger Stanev, for:
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:
Simulates a particle-physics detector facility.
Bruce Hawkins, Smith College, for:
Simulates various one-dimensional oscillators and illustrates chaotic
Elisha Huggins, Dartmouth College, for:
Acquires and analyzes up to eight channels of data for computer-based
Slade Mitchell (student winner), Wilfrid
Laurier University, with Kevin Harrigan, for:
PC100 LAB SIMULATION
Simulates determination of Young's modulus in a laboratory experiment.
Lorinda Alciatore with Steven Stinnett (student
honorable mention), Lamar University (under the guidance of Professor
Roger Clef), for:
COMPUTERIZED OPTICS TUTORIALS
Provides worksheet information for four experiments in optics.
Peter Cramer, Case Western Reserve University, for:
PHYSICS ELECTRONIC REFERENCE
Simulates experiments in introductory and advanced physics.
David LeBrecque, Micro Physics Inc., for:
PC SCIENCE LAB
Controls and interfaces to laboratory experiments.
Bill Moran, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, for:
Demonstrates the physics of sound waves.
Ashoke Talukdar (student winner), Davidson
College (under the guidance of Professor Wolfgang Christian), for:
Permits users to construct a graphical user interface to simulated
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