Overview and Authoring Guidelines

The PICUP Collection of Exercise Sets

The fundamental unit of the PICUP collection of educational materials is the "Exercise Set". All Exercise Sets are peer-reviewed and adaptable for faculty use. Standard Exercise Sets use numerical approaches that can be adapted to multiple platforms and Specialized Exercise Sets take advantage of particular computational platforms.

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6 Exercise Sets

Waves & Optics
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Laser Beam Profile

Beyond the First Year Waves & Optics

Developed by E. Behringer

Example Implementations: Python and Easy Java Simulations

Rainbows

First Year and Beyond the First Year Waves & Optics

Developed by E. Behringer

Example Implementations: Python and Easy Java Simulations

Shadows (Ray Optics)

First Year and Beyond the First Year Waves & Optics

Developed by E. Behringer

Example Implementations: Python and Easy Java Simulations

Wave Interference (with sound!)

First Year Waves & Optics

Developed by Chris Orban

Example Implementation: Javascript

Visualizing Effects of a Gravitational Wave with a Ring of Test Masses

Advanced Waves & Optics, Mathematical/Numerical Methods, and Astronomy/Astrophysics

Developed by Deva O'Neil and Parker Cline

Example Implementation: Glowscript

Lattice Elasticity, the Vibrating String, and Nonlinearity

Beyond the First Year and Advanced Waves & Optics, Mathematical/Numerical Methods, and Other

Developed by W. Freeman

Example Implementations: C/C++ and Easy Java Simulations