Accession Number : ADA261058
Title : Elementary and Advanced Computer Projects for the Physics Classroom and Laboratory
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Molitoris, J J
Report Date : Dec 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : A series of computer based student research projects and programs for use in the physics classroom and laboratory is described. The commercial programs are SPF/PC, MS Word, T3, Symphony, Mathematica, and FORTRAN. The authors' programs assist data analysis in particular laboratory experiments and make use of the Monte Carlo and other numerical techniques in computer simulation and instruction. The one dimensional Ising model is presented as a good example of the application of both analytical and simulation techniques in physics. The consistent use of this project based teaching approach in a college physics program enhances the students' education and interest.
Descriptors : *EDUCATION , *PHYSICS , *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , MONTE CARLO METHOD , FORTRAN
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE