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January/February 98

January/February 1998 Table of Contents


Volume 12, Number 1

TRENDS AND VIEWPOINT

3 FROM THE EDITOR
Moving Right Along
5 COMMENT
Instrumentation Joins the PC Revolution
James Truchard
6 INTERVIEW
Herbert Hauptmann
David I. Lewin
8 NEWS
Quantum Computing; SC97 Conference Review; CCP 1998 Announcement; Ten Years Ago: Jan/Feb 1988
15 FROM THE CIP JOURNAL SECTION  
104 INTERACTIVE READER SERVICE

GUIDE TO THE INTERNET

16 WEB MECHANICS
Creating and Displaying Animated GIFs for Physics Instruction
Martha Takats
20 CIP WEBSITE
CIP's Ninth Annual Educational Software Contest
20 INTERNET GOLDMINE
Virtual Laboratory (University of Oregon)

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

22 ALGORITHMS & APPLICATIONS
Rayleigh Quotient Iteration, An Old Recipe for Solving Modern Large-Scale Eigenvalue Problems
J. Descloux, J.-L. Fattebert, and F. Gygi
28 COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION
Simulating the Spectra of Light Sources
N. Sanjay Rebello, Chandima Cumaranatunge, Lawrence T. Escalada, and Dean A. Zollman
34 COMPUTER SIMULATIONS
Long-Range Earthquake Fault Models
Charles D. Ferguson, W. Klein, and John B. Rundle
41 BOOK REVIEWS
A Physicist's Guide to Mathematica, Patrick Tam; Molecular Modeling, Basic Principles and Applications, H. D. Holtje and G. Folkers; HTML: The Definitive Guide (2nd ed.), Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy; JavaScript: The Definitive Guide (2nd ed.), Davad Flanagan
Charles A. Bennett, Alenka Luzar, and Gregor M. Novak

TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGY

45 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING
Compiler Support for Java Parallelization
Aart J. C. Bik, Fabian Breg, and Dennis B. Gannon
53 PRACTICAL VISUALIZATION
Visualization '97 Brings New Technical Developments
Steve Bryson
60 PRODUCT REVIEW
BBEdit 4.5 Adds More HTML Tools
Donald L. Shirer
62 NEW PRODUCTS

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL SECTION

64 Guidelines for Submissions
65 Efficient visualization of a plasma spray simulation
G. A. Hansen and C. h. Chang
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168644
73 Using image processing and computer animation to analyze spatial and temporal dynamics in a pattern-forming system
K. A. Robbins and M. Gorman
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168643
82 Generalized nonstandard finite differences and physical applications
James B. Cole
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168639
88 ASECA: A cellular-automata simulation program for a silicon anisitropic super-micro-etching process in aqueous KOH
Kazue Nishidate, Mamoru Baba, and Richard J. Gaylord
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168640
94 Principal-value integrals by a simple and accurate finite-interval method
William J. Thompson
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168641
97 On the numerical integration of motion for rigid polyatomics: The modified quaternion approach
Igor P. Omelyan
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168642


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