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By Harvey Gould


The use of accessible and powerful computer technologies gives us an opportunity to rethink the physics curriculum. I emphasize that reforms of the physics curriculum should emphasize the strengths of physics – the interplay between experiment and theory, the development of simple models, and the development of new measurement and theoretical tools. I will discuss some of the changes that have been made in upper division courses, with an emphasis on the role of computers in statistical and thermal physics and the Open Source Physics simulations available on comPADRE [1]. A textbook that incorporates the simulations will be published by Princeton University Press [2]

Year: 2010
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