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Title: Doing Physics with Computers
Url: http://mazur.harvard.edu/publications.php?function=display&rowid=52
Creator: Mazur, Eric
Publisher: Harvard University
Description: This page is an overview of the impact of computers on the field of physics. Are computers absolutely necessary for research, especially in physics? In 1987 the Nobel Prize for physics went to Alex Muller and Georg Bednorz for their work on superconductivity which did not require a computer for their research. Computers can help enormously with tedious routine tasks, however physics research seldom entails routine work. No computer has yet been able to develop a new physics theory, yet computers in the field are becoming more ubiquitous.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Instruments and machines -- Calculating machines -- Electronic computers. Computer science -- Other topics, A-Z -- Computer simulation
Science -- Physics -- Mathematical physics -- Special topics, A-Z -- Electronic data processing
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Technology
Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Mathematics -- Algebra
Key Concept: Physics
Computer science -- Information systems
Computer science -- Input / output devices
Date Issued: 1988
Resource Type: Mathematics Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Rights: Mazur Group
Access Rights: Free access
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