Object-Oriented Formulations for Particle-in-Cell (pic) Plasma.
Final technical rept. 1 Sep 92-31 Aug 96,
GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA
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During this period we completed the development of a World Wide Web version of the Users Manual, Developers Manual, and the Algorithm Manual. Because this is a new generation PIC code, an online manual version was considered appropriate. The on-line Web site for the OOPIC manuals is httpptsg.eecs.berkeley.edu-petermanuals.html In producing a high level design of the OOPIC software, the Object Modeling Technique OMT has been used. In constructing the Object Model view, the researchers have broken up the software into two major models, PIC and CUI. The PIC, or physics content modele implements the scientific computations needed to run PIC simulations. The GUI module, represents the MS-Windows software that interacts with the user. The principal reason why OOPIC was made an object-oriented PIC code in C is to allow physicists to add new models to the code while at the same time not having to worry about changing the other 99 of the source code.
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