Chapter 1 of Open Source tools for Computational Physics: An introduction to EJS and Python. This chapter introduces the use of the computer as a "black box" (i.e., without programming) for solving a variety of physics and engineering problems, making use of the General Purpose Math Visualizer Package. Using this package, the reader is asked to create and analyze plots and animations, numerically differentiate and integrate functions of relevance to physical problems, and numerically solve systems of coupled linear algebraic equations.

Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of Java.

Book Title:
Open Source tools for Computational Physics: An introduction to Ejs and Python.

<a href="https://www.compadre.org/OSP/items/detail.cfm?ID=11330">Engelhardt, Larry. "Using the Computer as a Black Box." In Open Source tools for Computational Physics: An introduction to Ejs and Python. . 1.0 ed. 2011.</a>

L. Engelhardt, in Open Source tools for Computational Physics: An introduction to Ejs and Python. (2011), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11330&DocID=2329).

L. Engelhardt, Using the Computer as a Black Box, in Open Source tools for Computational Physics: An introduction to Ejs and Python. (2011), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11330&DocID=2329>.

Engelhardt, L. (2011). Using the Computer as a Black Box. In Open Source tools for Computational Physics: An introduction to Ejs and Python. (1.0). Retrieved January 20, 2022, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11330&DocID=2329

Engelhardt, Larry. "Using the Computer as a Black Box." In Open Source tools for Computational Physics: An introduction to Ejs and Python. . 1.0 ed. 2011. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11330&DocID=2329 (accessed 20 January 2022).

Engelhardt, Larry. "Using the Computer as a Black Box." Open Source tools for Computational Physics: An introduction to Ejs and Python. . 1.0 ed. 2011. 18 July 2011. 20 Jan. 2022 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11330&DocID=2329>.

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