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Computers in Physics
Educational Software Contest

WINNERS OF THE NINTH ANNUAL CONTEST

Prizes awarded in January 1999; software described in CIP 12:6, 1998, p. 556.


EFIELD AND POISSON  Wolfgang Christian (grand prize winner)
  Collection of physics Java applets ("physlets") provides Web-viewable interactive simulations of phenomena involving electric fields and Poisson's equation.

PHYSICS OF OSCILLATIONS  Eugene Butikov
  Software simulates the motion of a torsion pendulum in order to help students to study oscillations.

MICROOBSERVATORY NET Freeman Deutsch, with Paul Antonucci, Philip M. Sadler, Steve Leiker, Roy Gould, Robert Kimberk, and Kenneth Brecher
  Web site allows users to acquire images from space via remote access to a group of telescopes.

ATOM IN A BOX Dean Dauger (student winner)
  Visualization program depicts atomic orbitals of 140 electronic eigenstates of hydrogen.

OPTICS BENCH Michael J. Lee (student winner), with Wolfgang Christian
  Java applets allow students to simulate optical elements such as lenses, mirrors, dielectrics, and apertures and models the way light rays pass through them.



Honorable Mentions


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