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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261058.pdf


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