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Computers in Physics
Educational Software Contest

WINNERS OF SIXTH ANNUAL CONTEST

Prizes awarded in January 1996; software described in CIP 9:6, 1995, p. 594.


J. M. Anthony Danby, North Carolina State University, for:
ASTRODYNAMICS
Treats aspects of stellar dynamics in three programs: Binaries, NBodies, and Galaxies.
Susan L. Fischer (student winner), Davidson College, with Wolfgang Christian, for:
TRAP
Simulates the behavior of collections of ions in a Paul or Penning trap or in more complex electromagnetic configurations.
Robin Giles, Brandon University, for:
DIFFRACT
Simulates four aspects of wave interference and diffraction.
Mark Luetzelschwab, Dickinson College, with Mike Gile and Priscilla Laws, for:
VIDEOPOINT
Allows users to analyze motion captured on digital video.
Roger Rollins, Ohio University, with Jaroslaw Tuszynski and William MacDonald, for:
BANDS
Calculates and displays the energy-dispersion diagram and wave functions of an electron in a one-dimensional periodic potential of arbitrary shape and strength.
Jaroslaw Tuszynski (student winner), George Mason University, with Robert Ehrlich, for:
POISSON'S EQUATION
Solves the two-dimensional Poisson equation for an arbitrary system of conductors and charges.


Honorable Mentions


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