ERIC Number: EJ580509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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An Educational MONTE CARLO Simulation/Animation Program for the Cosmic Rays Muons and a Prototype Computer-Driven Hardware Display.
Kalkanis, G.; Sarris, M. M.
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v18 n1 p61-80 1999
Describes an educational software program for the study of and detection methods for the cosmic ray muons passing through several light transparent materials (i.e., water, air, etc.). Simulates muons and Cherenkov photons' paths and interactions and visualizes/animates them on the computer screen using Monte Carlo methods/techniques which employ random numbers following certain distributions. Contains 29 references. (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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