“Simulation in physics” web site

Thanks to Yahoos new Mindset search engine beta, I have just found the Simulation in physics website, maintained by Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik which describes itself as “devoted to faculty and students using computer simulation techniques as a method of discovery in physics. Our goal is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, programs, problems and projects, and teaching techniques.”

Alas, many of the sections havent been updated for some time. Ive emailed the authors asking them if they still regard it as a live site.

For instance, the site started a problem of the month column, but alas only had a problem in one month (November 1998). Shame, because this is a good idea!

They also include suggestions for student research projects, but once again these seem to have died off. There are probably a lot of social and pro bono issues out there that nobody can afford to simulate professionally, but which might make excellent student projects.

The sites authors took over editorship of another journal in 2001 and as a result had less time for the site. Would it be a good idea to make it a collaborative blog, and throw it open to their students?

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