The M.U.P.P.E.T. Utilities:
Sample Programs

The M.U.P.P.E.T. Utilities manual and disks contain 32 sample programs in both open code and executable form. Students can use these programs as starting points for building programs of their own. In addition, a number of programs have been built as stand-alone programs for students to use without the need for programming.

To download executables of the programs that are available, click on the statement "download program". These programs are DOS programs. (They can be run from Windows, but you will probably need to create a PIF file to do so.) To run them you must also have a "Borland Graphics Interface" (BGI) file appropriate for your graphics screen in the same directory as the program. For most computers today, the appropriate file is "EGAVGA.BGI". Both the program and the BGI file are contained in a "zip" file. Unzip them into the same directory using PKUNZIP or WINUNZIP.

Sample Programs from The M.U.P.P.E.T. Utilities

These programs are kept as simple as possible so that students may easily work with the code. The interfaces are simple and the programming done in a clear and structured style. Everything extraneous to the physics has been minimized.

Some Programs from the Simulations in Introductory Physics

Simulations in Introductory Physics is a collaboration between Maryland and Sydney Universities to produce useful programs for introductory students. These programs are set up to be used by students as running programs without looking at the code. They have user interfaces which include more explanation and documentation than the M.U.P.P.E.T. programs above.



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The M.U.P.P.E.T. Utilities is available from Physics Academic Software (phone 1-800-955-TASL for information or orders).

Edward F. Redish
Jack M. Wilson
Ian D. Johnston

This page prepared 23. March 1995 by
Edward F. Redish
Department of Physics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405-6120