CTI-Physics: Computers in Physics
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Computers in Physics Education is produced quarterly and distributed free of charge to anyone in the UK academic community. For overseas and commercial organizations there is a charge to cover handling and postage. This page contains links to Adobe and Postscript versions of the latest issues. (A free copy of Adobe Reader can be downloaded from the UK mirror SunSite at Imperial College under ftp or the WWW.) The Postscript versions have been compressed (ZIPped) to reduce the bandwidth. Use WINZIP to expand them. (A free copy of the WINZIP utility can be obtained from IC's Sunsite mirror as given below.)

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Many of the review articles from Computers in Physics Education have been mounted on this web server.


Previous issue CPE Issue number 19: March 2000
The last issue of CPE! Our final newsletter begins with an editorial and a welcome messsage as CTI Physics comes to a close and is superseded by the LTSN Physical Sciences Centre. Items included are an article about use of IT in Physics Teaching, how software is integrated into physics teaching at St Andrews, practical ways of using computer-assisted assessment, an update of what happened at the CTI Physics Astronomy workshop, software reviews on Crocodile Physics, Electronic Principles and Taech/Me Data, and finally news in brief.
Downloadable copies of this newsletter are available in (ZIPped) Adobe PDF format (1.2MB) and (ZIPped) Postscript format (0.7MB).
Previous issue CPE Issue number 18: December 1999
Expanding again, CPE has a case study on the use Computers in an Optics Lab at the University of Birmingham, updates you on what happened at the ALT-C 99 Conference, reviews the CLEA packages and Quantum Fog, and brings you News in Brief.
Downloadable copies of this newsletter are available in (ZIPped) Adobe PDF format (1.2MB) and (ZIPped) Postscript format (0.5MB).
Previous issue CPE Issue number 17: May 1999
Expanding again, CPE has a case study on Tutors' websites, software reviews of Solid State Simulations and SkyMap Pro, brings you News in Brief,announces the release of PRoCeSS our new Resource Catalogue and Search Engine, some book reviews, and finally a summary of the CTI/LTSN HEFCE Review.
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Previous issue CPE Issue number 16: October 1998
Expanding again, CPE has a case study on the use of web-pages as a tutoring aid at Queen's University, Belfast, examines the new Solid State Simulations package (in use at Cardiff), brings you News in Brief, announces the imminent release of our new Resource Catalogue and Search Engine, details the pleasing results of the CTI/LTSN HEFCE Report, and reviews two new books in C&IT.
Downloadable copies of this newsletter are available in (ZIPped) Adobe PDF format (1.2MB) and (ZIPped) Postscript format (3.2MB).
Previous issue CPE Issue number 15: March 1998
CPE moves to colour! Our new style newsletter with increased content looks at the scientific programming environment IDL and the entry-level electronic workbench Crocodile Clips, advises you on how to be effective when searching the Web, and updates you on the progress of the new SToMP release.
Downloadable copies of this newsletter are available in Adobe PDF format (976KB) and (ZIPped) Postscript format (2.5MB).
Previous issue CPE Issue number 14: October 1997
This issue contains software reviews of four of the Clea Astronomy packages and an in-depth look at the recommendations and possible consquences of the long-awaited Dearing report.
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Previous issue CPE Issue number 13: July 1997
This issue contains the ALT initial analysis of the consequences of the Dearing Report, a review of the Astronomy software "Dance of the Planets", and a report on the new release of SToMP (version 3.11).
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Previous issue CPE Issue number 12: April 1997
This issue contains new resources for Java users and new software publications. There is also a review of the latest calculus teaching package.
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Previous issue CPE Issue number 11: December 1996
This issue contains an extensive examination of the benefits and pitfalls of instigating a Computer-based Learning course in a University department, with the aim of covering as many of the problems as possible in advance There is also a review of software available to aid such a CBL integration.
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Previous issue CPE Issue number 10: October 1996
This issue contains a comparative review of authoring packages for creating interactive simulations (part 2: Macromedia Authorware), and an extensive list of software updates.
Downloadable copies of this newsletter are available in Adobe PDF format (88KB) and (ZIPped) Postscript format (55KB).
Previous issue CPE Issue number 9: July 1996
This issue contains a comparative review of authoring packages for creating interactive simulations (part 1: Visual basic and ToolBook), and articles on the MATTER TLTP project and the CTI-Physics online resource guide.
Downloadable copies of this newsletter are available in Adobe PDF format (71KB) and (ZIPped) Postscript format (77KB).
Previous issue CPE Issue number 8: April 1996
This issue is dedicated to a comparative view of CAL packages for teaching optics, which covers CUPS: Waves and Optics Simulations, Raytrace, CUPLE, SToMP, Ray and WinLens.
Downloadable copies of this newsletter are available in Adobe PDF format (297KB) and (ZIPped) Postscript format (133KB).
Previous issue CPE Issue number 7: December 1995
This issue contains reviews of Albert, CUPS: Thermal and Statistical Physics Simulations, and the Halliday, Resnick and Walker CD Physics for Windows.
Downloadable copies of this newsletter are available in Adobe PDF format (129KB) and (ZIPped) Postscript format (61KB).
Previous issue CPE Issue number 6: October 1995
This issue contains a review of three titles in produced by the Consortium for Upper level Physics Software (CUPS): Electricity and Magnetism Simulations, Quantum Mechanics Simulation, and Astrophysics Simulations. There is also an article on Visual Basic.
Downloadable copies of this newsletter are available in Adobe PDF format (65KB) and (ZIPped) Postscript format (59KB).

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N.B. Issues 1 to 5 are only available in (ZIPped) Postscript format
Back issue CPE Issue number 5: June 1995 (94KB)
Back issue CPE Issue number 4: March 1995 (124KB)
Back issue CPE Issue number 3: December 1994 (175KB)
Back issue CPE Issue number 2: September 1994 (168KB)
Back issue CPE Issue number 1: June 1994 (170KB)

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