Sunday, July 25, 2010
SimNewton used by high school seniors for exploring mechanics concepts
Last week marked the end of a month long research class at Pomona College. Part of the Pomona Academy for Youth Success (PAYS), the class provided students an authentic computational research experience . Starting with only a brief introduction to SimNewton, the team of five students explored advanced concepts such as stability, buckling and resonance. They then put their understanding to use in evaluating various bridge designs (see poster). The class met four times a week for two hours each day.