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Computers in Physics
Educational Software Contest

WINNERS OF FIFTH ANNUAL CONTEST

Prizes awarded in January 1995; software described in CIP 8:6, 1994, p. 672.


Wolfgang Christian, Davidson College, for:
WAVE EQUATION AND OTHER PDEs
Solves partial differential equations of fundamental importance in physics and explores the time evolution of their solutions.
Freeman Deutsch, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, for:
MOUSELAB
Enables interactive study of the relationship between a function and its derivatives--for example, the relationship between the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of an object.
Graham Oberem, University of Washington, for:
FREEBODY
Engages students in dialogs about free-body force diagrams so as to improve the students' ability to isolate an object and identify the external forces on it.
Glenn Snyder, Gettysburg College, for:
PROJECT CLEA
Simulates experiments in introductory astronomy.
Ronald Stoner, Bowling Green State University, for:
EMWAVE
Animates and displays three-dimensional views of the electric and magnetic fields in a propagating electromagnetic wave as it interacts with various materials and optical devices.
Daniel Styer, Oberlin College, for:
QUANTUM MECHANICAL TIME DEVELOPMENT and IDENTICAL PARTICLES IN QUANTUM MECHANICS
Simulates the evolution of wave packets in one-dimensional potentials and noninteracting identical particles in an infinite square well.


Honorable Mentions


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