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March/April 97

March/April 1997 Table of Contents


Volume 11, Number 2

TRENDS AND VIEWPOINT

123 FROM THE EDITOR
125 COMMENT
Why Experimentalists Mistrust Computer Modeling--and Why They Rely on It
Judah Levine
126 INTERVIEW: Kim Molvig
Advising Fluid Dynamicists to Be Discrete
David I. Lewin
129 NEWS
ASCI Clocks Its 'Red' Computer at 1 Teraflops, 
Physics Teachers Warm Up to Computers in Phoenix
132 FROM THE CIP JOURNAL SECTION  
208 INTERACTIVE READER SERVICE

GUIDE TO THE INTERNET

133 WEB MECHANICS   PDF version of article (81 kbytes)
Posting Physics Documents on the Web (view the source code)
Kevin Zollman & Dean Zollman
139 CIP WEBSITE
Software Contest Deadline Approaches
139 INTERNET GOLDMINE
The Center for Polymer Studies

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

140 LABORATORY APPLICATIONS
Moore's Law and the PC Revolution: Actual and Anticipated Effects on Instrumentation and Measurement Science
James R. Matey
145 ALGORITHMS & APPLICATIONS
Boundary-Element Method Yields External Vector Potentials in Complex Industrial Applications
J. Rappaz & M. Swierkosz
151 COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION
Interactive Multimedia Modules in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science
William E. Boyce, John B. Brunski, Michael M. Chen, Kevin Craig, James A. Fairweather, Joseph W. Haus Jr., Joseph Porter Jr., & William L. Siegmann
157 COMPUTER SIMULATIONS
Entropy-Driven Phase Transitions (view the source code)
Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, & Louis Colonna-Romano
165 BOOK REVIEWS
Quantum Mechanics Using Maple; The Monte Carlo Method in Condensed Matter Physics: Second, Corrected and Updated Edition
Daniel Styer & Susan R. McKay

TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGY


168
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING
The Future of Scientific Programming
Paul F. Dubois
174 PRACTICAL VISUALIZATION 
Visualization '96: Volume Rendering Shifts Into High Gear
Steve Bryson
181 PRODUCT REVIEW 
TK Solver 3.0 Organizes and Solves Physics Problems
Kirk A. Mathews
185 NEW PRODUCTS

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL SECTION

189 Guidelines for Submissions
190 Transition arrays in atomic spectroscopy with a commercial spreadsheet program
Joseph Reader
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168597
194 Stabilizing the Richardson eigenvector algorithm by controlling chaos
Song He
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168602
199 Confronting students' alternative conceptions in mechanics with the Force and Motion Microworld
Ping-Kee Tao
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.168603


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