J. Russell Manson

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We describe our experiences with curriculum development and learning assessment in a new undergraduate computational science program. We report on the development and pilot testing of assessment tools in both core and cognate courses. Specifically, we detail a diagnostic assessment that predicted success in our introductory computational science course with(More)
Newly available experimental data for the scattering of argon, neon, and xenon atoms from molten gallium, indium, and bismuth surfaces are compared to calculations with classical scattering theory. The results of the theory are in reasonable agreement with observed energy-resolved spectra taken at fixed angles, with in-plane angular distributions, and with(More)
A theoretical model of molecule-surface scattering is developed which includes energy and momentum transfers between the surface and projectile for both translational and rotational motions and internal mode excitation for the projectile molecule. The translation and rotation motions are treated in the classical limit, while a quantum treatment for internal(More)
Calculations are carried out for the scattering of heavy rare gas atoms with surfaces using a recently developed classical theory that can track particles trapped in the physisorption potential well and follow them until ultimate desorption. Comparisons are made with recent experimental data for xenon scattering from molten gallium and indium, systems for(More)
The scalar transport equation underpins many models employed in science, engineering, technology and business. Application areas include, but are not restricted to, pollution transport, weather forecasting, video analysis and encoding (the optical flow equation), options and stock pricing (the Black-Scholes equation) and spatially explicit ecological(More)
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