*Computational Physics for Upper Level Courses Topical Conference* Documents

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##### Computational Physics for Upper Level Physics

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These conference proceedings provide the presentations, activities, and outcomes of the 2007 AAPT Topical Conference on Computational Physics. This conference explored the tools, common practices, and pedagogy used in physics departments to instruct students in computational methods and the use of computer-based resources. The materials available include a summary and outcomes of the conference, invited talks, and some of the contributed posters.

**Download**- 287kb Adobe PDF Document*CPC-Workshop_summary.pdf*

Published *July 28, 2007*

Last Modified *August 3, 2011*

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#### Primary Documents (11)

##### Computational Physics for Upper Level Courses - Recommendations

These recommendations are the outcome of the discussions and presentations at the conference

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Published *July 28, 2007*

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##### Computational Physics for Upper Level Courses - Abstracts

This file contains the invited and contributed abstracts for the conference.

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##### Integrating Computation and Research into the Liberal Arts Physics Curriculum

Presentation by Amy Bug on the integration of computational physics into the physics curriculum at a liberal arts institution.

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##### Motivation for Curricular Reform from Computational Applications to Physics, Other Sciences, and Engineering

Presentation by Norman Chonacky outlining the need for change in the physics curriculum to include computational methods.

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##### Integrating Computer Modeling into the Curriculum

Presentation by Francisco Esquembre outlining the use and goals of the Easy Java Simulations modeling platform.

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##### One Lattice Gauge Theorist's Perspective on Important Skills and Concepts for Computational Physics Courses

Presentation by Steven Gottlieb on computational methods used in lattice gauge theory and how they can be taught to undergraduate students.

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##### Bringing Computation to Life

Presentation by Laurie Heyer on the use of mathematical and computational research in the life sciences.

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##### Computation in Physics Education: Why, What and How?

Presentation by Rubin Landau describing the skills our graduates should have and a suggested structure for computational physics to help provide these skills.

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##### Reaching Out to Science Students with Computational Science and Modeling

Presentation by Angelia Shiflet describing a multi-discipline computation science program designed to prepare students for computational research.

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##### Simple Models of Complex Chaotic Systems

Presentation by Clint Sprott on chaotic systems that can be used for student learning of computational methods and computational student research.

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##### What students (and professors) can learn about physics with a computer

Presentation by Robert Swendsen on using computers to improve students understanding of physics, and differences between student and instructor views of computers and computational results.

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#### Supplemental Documents (8)

##### OSP Quantum Mechanics: Interactive Computer-Based Curricular Material

Poster by Mario Belloni on materials developed to help students learn quantum mechanics using Open Source Physics tools.

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##### Combining computational physics with video analysis in Tracker

Poster by Doug Brown describing the merging of video analysis of real experiments and computational modeling.

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##### Computation in Classical Mechanics

Paper by J. E. Hasbun describing a junior-level classical mechanics textbook with integrated computational physics exercises using Matlab.

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##### Dissemination of Animation-Based Curricular Materials: BQ-OSP Database

Poster by William Junkin and Anne Cox describing the purpose and functions of the BQ curriculum database.

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##### Visualizing Tensors

Poster by Rob Salgado illustrating tools to display and study a broad range of vector and tensor types, with applications in relativity, E&M, and mathematical physics.

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##### Interdisciplinary Cluster Computing at a Liberal Arts College

Poster by David Schaich describing the features and uses of a high performance computing cluster at Amherst College.

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##### Computational Physics at Berry College, In and OUt of the Classroom

Poster by Todd Timberlake describing student computational project both in a classical mechanics class and in student research.

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##### Computational quantum mechanics, the coupled channel method

Poster by J. Jay Wang describing the use of computational techniques and visualization to increase student understanding of quantum mechanics.

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