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Henon-Heiles: code - Koonin
graphics - pgplot adaption class project 1993(?) by Heela
image - Sharon Reichnitz - class 2016
SE: code - Koonin
graphics -class project - Yochai ben Horin
1993(?) - animation -JA 199?
Molecular Dynamics
code -D. Saada
graphics - AViz (JA)
Simulated annealing
code and graphics - pgplot (AS and JA)
OTHER PHYSICS TOPICS

  • Once they can numerically solve differential equations, examples from chaos - Henon-Heiles potential for star movement.
  • (Analytical mechanics - Hamiltonian/Lagrangian not part or everyone's background so they get advance reading on it if needed.)
  • Boundary value D.E.s - example time-independent Schroedinger equation.
  • Molecular Dynamics - materials physics examples.
  • Simulated annealing - Ising model and magnets/telescope examples.

    This covers many physics areas and most students identify with at least one. For Molecular Dynamics and Simulated Annealing I use my own educational codes in c/FORTRAN.

  • [ BRINGING in the VISUALIZATION ]