Computers in Physics Annual Software Competition

Davidson College Physics software that has been recognized in the annual CIP Software Competition is available for free downloading from this server. All programs listed were developed for Windows 3.1 or above unless otherwise noted.

Science Tools Delphi (Pascal) components for rapid application of Windows programs. These components are being used at Davidson College to teach computational physics to freshman and sophmore students. Examples of student work using these components has also been posted.

1996 winner.

Laser Cooling Junior lab project in HTML format and accompanying Windows simultation. Other junior lab projects are linked in to individual student home pages.

1996 student winner.

Atom-Field Interactions A suite of Windows programs developed to simulate the ineraction of a two state atom with classical and quantized electromagnetic fields.

1995 student honorable mention.

Trap A Windows molecular dynamics simulation of ions in Paul and Penning traps.

1995 student winner.

Wave Simulation of one dimensional wave equations. This DOS program is copyright protected and has been published by John Wiley and Sons in "Waves and Optics Simulations," part of the the CUPS series.

1994 winner.

Project Summaries

BlochApp G. Andrew Antonelli, An Examination of Atom-Field Interactions

This projected delved into the theory of atom-field interactions. A suite of software was developed to simulate certain problems in this theory. Both semiclassical and fully quantized models are examined. The quantized electromagnetic field and its interaction with a thermal reservoir is modeled as well. Numerous manners of visualizing these systems have been included such as the density matrix, Bloch vector, Wigner function, etc. The software is available for the Windows platform. A Hypertext version of the documentation is also available.

TrapApp Susan L. Fischer, Ions in Electromagnetic Traps

This work examined how ions react when placed in an electromagnetic trap through a molecular dynamics simulation. Both the Paul and Penning trap can be utilized. The formation of crystals in either Mathieu stability region can be throughly examined. The software is available for the Windows platform. A Hypertext version of the documentation is also available.

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