MPPhys—A many-particle simulation package for computational physics education

Published: 01-03-2014| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/rygfv8wjfr.1
Thomas Müller


Abstract In a first course to classical mechanics elementary physical processes like elastic two-body collisions, the mass–spring model, or the gravitational two-body problem are discussed in detail. The continuation to many-body systems, however, is deferred to graduate courses although the underlying equations of motion are essentially the same and although there is a strong motivation for high-school students in particular because of the use of particle systems in computer games. The missing link b... Title of program: MPPhys Catalogue Id: AERR_v1_0 Nature of problem Integrate n-body simulations, mass-spring models Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AERR_v1_0; MPPhys; 10.1016/j.cpc.2013.11.018 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)