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written by Wolfgang Christian
We introduce the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) edition of An
Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods
and discuss the importance of computers in physics and the nature of computer simulation. Various computer languages are considered and we show how the EJS modeling and authoring tool allows us to separate the model into logical parts and to separate the model from the view. Students learn the logic of computer modeling using loops and control  structures as they study algorithms used in professional practice. Students are also introduced to object-oriented programming concepts by using object properties and methods when they create user interfaces. However, little user-interface coding is required because the user interface is created automatically by EJS.

Easy Java Simulations is built  using the Open Source Physics code library and produces XML-based source code. The use of XML is important because it enables users to describe and store the model at a high level of abstraction,  thereby leaving the Java implementation to EJS. A tutorial at the end of Chapter 1 describes this process.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
Book Title: An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods - Draft EJS edition
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General Physics
- Computational Physics
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
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The EJS adaption of Chapter 1 is based on the third edition of An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods by H. Gould, J. Tobochnik, and W. Christian. This chapter may not be copied or distributed for commercial use without contacting one of the authors.
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Open Source Physics, osp
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W. Christian, in An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods - Draft EJS edition (2009), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9371&DocID=1262).
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W. Christian, EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 1: Introduction to modeling in An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods - Draft EJS edition (2009), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9371&DocID=1262>.
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Christian, W. (2009). EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 1: Introduction to modeling. In An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods - Draft EJS edition. Retrieved July 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9371&DocID=1262
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Christian, Wolfgang. "EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 1: Introduction to modeling." In An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods - Draft EJS edition. 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9371&DocID=1262 (accessed 23 July 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang. "EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 1: Introduction to modeling." An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods - Draft EJS edition. 2009. 23 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9371&DocID=1262>.
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EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 1: Introduction to modeling:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the CSM Textbook Chapter 1: Introduction to modeling.

relation by Wolfgang Christian
Is the Basis For http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=758.0

It is a remixed / further development by lookang from the tutorial now called CSM Textbook Chapter 1: Introduction to modeling for the purpose of creating a teacher designed learning environment for use as virtual lab.

remixed From an EJS manual example from D:\EasyJavaSimulation\Ejs3.46_070428\Ejs\Simulations\_examples\Manual\Spring.xml and D:\EasyJavaSimulation\Ejs3.46_070428\Ejs\Simulations\_examples\Manual\SpringAdvanced.xml by Author : Francisco Esquembre

Thanks to Francisco Esquembre, Fu-Kwun Hwang and Wolfgang Christian for their guidance and support :)

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