ERIC Number: ED052608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
BASIC Simulation Programs; Volumes III and IV. Mathematics, Physics.
Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, MA.; New York Polytechnic Inst., NY.
The computer programs presented here were developed as a part of the Huntington Computer Project. They were tested on a Digital Equipment Corporation TSS-8 time-shared computer and run in a version of BASIC. Mathematics and physics programs are presented in this volume. The 20 mathematics programs include ones which review multiplication skills; solve financial problems concerning installment buying, long term loans, and savings accounts; find prime factors; find solutions to sets of up to 10 simultaneous equations; simulate the stock market; and find the volume of solids of revolution. The 21 physics programs include a plot routine illustrating the B field about one- and two-wire currents, a display of hydrogen line spectrum and energy level diagrams, a solution to lens problems, a calculation of mass defect, a photoelectric simulation, a plot routine to aid in visualizing Snell's law, a demonstration of the effects of changing velocity on orbital motion, and a plot routine for a graph of a fixed and a variable wave and the superposition of the waves. For each complete program the following information is also included: a description of the program, a statement of objectives, a discussion of presentation methods, and a sample printout. (JY)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Guides, Mathematics Instruction, Physics, Program Descriptions, Science Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Simulation, Teaching Guides
Digital Equipment Corporation, Educational Marketing (5-2), 146 Main Street, Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 ($4.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, MA.; New York Polytechnic Inst., NY.
Note: Developed by the Huntington Computer Project