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Computational Physics Examples to Include in Physics Courses
  Location: HLSB 408
  Date: Sunday, Jul.31
  Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  Price: Member: $70.00
Nonmember: $95.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Educational Technologies
  Co-Sponsor(s): None
  Leader(s): Rubin Landau, rubin@science.oregonstate.edu
  Co-Leader(s): None
  Description Although physics faculties are incorporating computers to enhance physics education, computation is often viewed as a “black box” whose inner workings need not be understood. We propose to open up the computational black box by providing Computational Physics (CP) curricula materials based on a problem-solving paradigm that can be incorporated into existing physics classes, or used in stand-alone CP classes. The curricula materials assume a computational science point of view, where understanding of the applied math and the CS is also important, and usually involve a compiled language in order for the students to get closer to the algorithms. The materials derive from a new CP eTextbook available from Compadre that includes video-based lectures, programs, applets, visualizations and animations.
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