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July/August 98

July/August 1998 Table of Contents


Volume 12, Number 4

TRENDS AND VIEWPOINT


299 FROM THE EDITOR
Scientific Computing on Your Desktop
301 COMMENT
Granada Hosts a World Venture in Computational Science
P. H. Borcherds, J. Marro, and J. Nadrchal
302 INTERVIEW
Sidney Karin: Supercomputing Survivor
David I. Lewin
304 NEWS
Report on DNA Computing; Preview of the Conference on Computational Physics; Report on XML, the New Markup Language; Ten Years Ago: Jul/Aug 1988
312 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Responses to Martin Stift's "Scientific Programming with Ada 95: Object-Oriented, Parallel, and Safe" (CIP 12:2, 1998, p. 150)
313 FROM THE CIP JOURNAL SECTION
400 INTERACTIVE READER SERVICE

GUIDE TO THE INTERNET


314 WEB MECHANICS
Reusable Java Components for Physics Education
John R. Cary and David A. Alexander
319 CIP WEBSITE
Online Archival Edition of Computers in Physics
320 The Structure, Stability, and Dynamics of Self-Gravitating Systems PDF Version
INTERNET GOLDMINE

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH


322 COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION
Distance Learning and the World Wide Web
John F. Wallin
328 COMPUTER SIMULATIONS
Simulations of Lipid Membranes with Atomic Resolution
H. Larry Scott, Eric Jakobsson, and Shankar Subramaniam
335 BOOK REVIEWS
Dynamics of Complex Systems (Studies in Nonlinearity), Yaneer Bar-Yam;
Variational Principles and the Numerical Solution of Scattering Problems, Sadhan K. Adhikari
Susan R. McKay and Roger G. Newton

TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGY


338 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING
A Comparison of the Floating-Point Performance of Current Computers
PDF Version
Steven H. Langer Source Code
346 PRACTICAL VISUALIZATION
Three-Dimensional Visualization for Everyone
Steve Bryson
352 PRODUCT REVIEW Excel Add-Ons Improve Graphing and Statistical Analyses
Donald L. Shirer
355 NEW PRODUCTS

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL SECTION


359 Guidelines for Submissions
360 IMD--Software for modeling the optical properties of multilayer films
David L. Windt
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168689
371 Real-time physics data-visualization system using Performer
Chris Mitchell and Walter Gekelman
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168690
380 Using projections and correlations to approximate probability distributions
Dean Karlen
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168691
385 Four-tap shift-register-sequence random-number generators
Robert M. Ziff
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168692
393 A practical algorithm for least-squares spline approximation of data containing noise
Barend J. Thijsse, Mark A. Hollanders, and Jan Hendrikse
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168716


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