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Date: Around 1993

As a scientist, how important do you feel it is for students to gain experience with computers and physics on the high school level?

I consider computer experience extremely important for many subjects, especially the sciences, particularly physics. Students who have never used a computer are naturally a little shy of them, but by the time they enter college, they should not be. As for physics, I believe there are various simulation programs available (maybe free-- check your local Mac user's group) that demonstrate, for example, Newtonian motion, or simple thermodynamics, or operating the Space Shuttle (Mission to Mars, maybe only available for Macs). Also check with Apple: they have special programs to put computers (Macs) into classrooms!

John Hawley

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