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:
Treats aspects of stellar dynamics in three programs: Binaries,
NBodies, and Galaxies.
Susan L. Fischer (student winner),
Davidson College, with
Wolfgang Christian, for:
Simulates the behavior of collections of ions in a Paul or
Penning trap or in more complex electromagnetic configurations.
Robin Giles, Brandon University, for:
Simulates four aspects of wave interference and diffraction.
Mark Luetzelschwab, Dickinson College, with Mike Gile and
Priscilla Laws, for:
Allows users to analyze motion captured on digital video.
Roger Rollins, Ohio University, with Jaroslaw Tuszynski and
William MacDonald, for:
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:
Solves the two-dimensional Poisson equation for an arbitrary
system of conductors and charges.
G. Andrew Antonelli (student honorable
College, with Wolfgang Christian, for:
BLOCHAPP, FIELDAPP, JCAPP,
Simulates interactions between electromagnetic fields and atomic
Jason Bartlett, Massey University, with Rod Lambert, for:
LIGHTING UP CIRCUITS
Demonstrates the brightness of light bulbs in series and parallel
Peter Cramer, Case Western Reserve University, with Richard
Dureiko, Greta de Meyer, Andrew Harey, and Elizabeth Shack, for:
Simulates introductory physics concepts via 35 independent,
Joshua Glazer, Gtek Technologies, for:
Traces optical rays through simple arrangements of mirrors,
lenses, and prisms.
Brian William James, University of Salford, with Jaroslaw
Tuszynski and William MacDonald, for:
Explores Fourier analysis and transforms of built-in and
user-specified one- and two-dimensional functions.
Richard Kouzes, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, for:
Simulates the solutions of the equations governing mass,
pressure, energy, and energy transport in the interior of
Michael Maloney, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, for:
Teaches the concepts and manipulation of phasors.
Emanuel Teixeira Duarte de Oliveira
(student honorable mention), Lisbon University, with Vitor
Teodoro, Cremilde Ribeiro, Lurdes Rocah, and Orlando Teodoro,
Explores electric fields and potentials.
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