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Computing in Science & Engineering

Issue 4 • Date July-Aug 2006

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • A change of landscape and a broadened scope

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Computing in biological time: the design of an anticocaine molecule

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):6 - 9
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  • Analog data acquisition for obtaining I-V characteristics using sound cards

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):10 - 15
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    Using Matlab's data-acquisition feature and a computer sound card, the author describes a method to obtain voltage and current data to plot the I-V characteristics of a semiconductor diode and a plasma Langmuir probe glow discharge without installing any additional hardware. View full abstract»

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  • First experiences with group projects in CSE education

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):16 - 25
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    In an effort to improve the way in which computational science and engineering is taught, the authors worked on two project-based software-focused modules in two different studyprograms at two German universities. This article describes both their expectations andoutcomes and addresses the question of whether-and how-software engineering practices should be taught in CSE courses. View full abstract»

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  • Gauss-Vanicek spectral analysis of the Sepkoski compendium: no new life cycles

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):26 - 30
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    New periods can emerge from data as a byproduct of incorrect processing or even the method applied. A good way to avoid this error is to use Gauss-Vanicek spectral analysis. It easily detects periods in raw and gapped records, and in physical sciences, it can detect eigenfrequencies and relative dynamics accurately and simultaneously. View full abstract»

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  • Numerical solution of the stationary state Schrodinger equation using transparent boundary conditions

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):32 - 40
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    To solve the discrete version of the stationary state Schrodinger equation to Numerov accuracy, the author uses boundary conditions at the limits of the computational domain that mimic an interval of infinite extent. He also describes methods for finding particle energies, scattering coefficients, and partial-wave phase shifts. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Celebrates Two 60-Year Anniversaries

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 41
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  • Numerical integration based on a neural network algorithm

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):42 - 48
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    The authors present a neural network approach to numerical integration and propose four methods for training neural networks. Their results show that their own numerical integration method has high accuracy and a fast convergence rate, making its application values significant for engineering practice. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library Packages for Institutions

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 49
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  • Developing scientific applications using eclipse

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):50 - 61
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    To address these limitations, we extended Eclipse to support the integration of tools specific to scientific application development. We hope to establish a common and portable user interface across a wide range of parallel computing platforms, while still remaining agnostic to the actual back-end tools deployed. Compilers, linkers, job schedulers, debuggers, runtime systems, and performance analy... View full abstract»

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  • Digital libraries in support of science education: a case for computational physics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):62 - 65
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    In this article, I'll focus on the NSDL's Communities for Physics and Astronomy Digital Resources in Education (ComPADRE) Pathway project for physics and astronomy education and outline the effort's goals and structure. More important, I'll present a proposal to better support the incorporation of computational methods in the undergraduate physics and astronomy curriculum. View full abstract»

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  • Visualization research challenges: a report summary

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):66 - 73
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    Early 20 years ago, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) convened a panel to report on visualization's potential as a new technology in 2004, the NSF and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened the Visualization Research Challenges (VRC) Executive Committee - made up of this article's authors - to write a new report. Here, we summarize that report, available in full at http://tab.c... View full abstract»

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  • Iterative methods for linear systems: following the meandering way

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):74 - 80
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    Solving a linear system of equations is one of the easiest computational tasks imaginable, but when the matrix is very large, the algorithms we learned in linear algebra class take too long, and we need to use a different type of method. In this homework assignment, we investigate these iterative methods. View full abstract»

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  • Science in the developing world: running twice as fast?

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):81 - 87
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    Physicists are increasingly interested in studying the behavior of financial markets; likewise, researchers have applied statistical physics tools to study economic development in - and interactions among - various countries. We recently introduced a model that creates an artificial world economy of countries, each of which has a population with scientific and technological capabilities. The model... View full abstract»

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  • Born to compute

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    Sudoku-also known as number place-is a logic-based placement puzzle. The aim of the puzzle is to enter a numerical digit from 1 through 9 in each cell of a 9 X 9 grid made up of 3 X 3 sub-grids (called "regions"), starting with various digits given in some cells (the "givens"); each row, column, and region must contain only one instance of each numeral. Completing the puzzle requires patience and ... View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c4
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CS&E magazine emphasizes articles that help define the field as the interface among the applications (in science and engineering), algorithms (numerical and symbolic), system software, and computer architecture.

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