The UCOMP mission is to improve and update physics education through computational physics. Computers play an essential and vital role in physics research. They can---and should---play the same role in physics education. The collection’s primary target, but not exclusive, audience is undergraduate physics faculty. The collection will also have value to faculty and students at high schools and graduate schools. The collection will provide lessons, code, executable files, animations, tutorials, and facilities for faculty support (e.g. community building, electronic collaborations, etc.).
- collect computational physics materials into a single digital library
- provide an extensive and organized collection of computational physics materials (lessons, code, simulations, examples, etc.)
- offer facilities for faculty support
By doing so, UCOMP will:
- promote the use of computational methods in physics education
- encourage the development of new computational physics materials
- raise the awareness of the benefits of incorporating computational methods in the physics curriculum
- increase usage of all levels of computing tools - spreadsheets to supercomputing - in the undergraduate physics curriculum
- better prepare physics undergraduates for the scientific workforce
- create a community of faculty and students competent in computational methods
You can contact the uCOMP staff using the feedback form.